Younger Season 5 begins airing on TV Land Tuesday, June 5 at 10/9c, and there are some changes afoot!
One we can talk about brings The Originals Charles Michael Davis back as a series regular, and if you've been watching (for shame if you haven't) you know that has to mean exciting stuff with Hilary Duff as her character, Kelsey, has been fascinated and frustrated with his character, Zane Anders.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Duff and David recently, and they get along off-screen as well as they do on screen. Pepper the conversation below with a lot of laughter to give it the right flavor and prepare for the premiere!
TV Fanatic: Okay you guys, so I have to ask. From the first moment that you two were on screen together, there was, obviously, chemistry between you. Did you feel it? Did everybody feel it? Is that how you ended up here?
Charles Michael Davis: Yes, I was working with a Shamanic healer on my presence, my qi. And I noticed that her qi was really strong, so her qi actually brought out my qi, and that's what you're seeing on screen.
TVF.: Lots of qi.
Hilary Duff: Your qi is your calmness, by the way. Don't believe anything he says-
CM: She complements me so well.
CMD: Your qi is your calmness.
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HD: No, we're talking about the fire, not the calmness.
CMD: Ah right, yeah. What brought out my fire qi? There is a ... what is it? Your...
CMD: Chakras. That's what it was.
HD: He needs so much help.
TVF: He does. But it doesn't seem like you two need help when you're on screen together.
HD: No, no we don't. They definitely have that chemistry. I think they write really well for us but also we happen to be competitive, and both like competitive-type people, and we have a lot of fun.
CMD: So, you are competitive in real life as well as your characters' then?
HD: I am. Yeah. I think you are too.
CMD: Oh very much so. Yeah. I mean I was an athlete in college, and I played sports growing up before I ever did acting, so that's how I learned to act was by relating it to sports. Everything to me is like...
TVF: Do you two do a couple jogs up and down the stairs in between takes?
CMD: Shadow-box each other.
HD: I think we went once with these before, that's for sure.
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CMD: Yeah, yeah.
HD: That's for sure. We'll always try to walk out of the room faster than the other, beat the other to the door frame.
CMD: Yeah, yeah. Yeah definitely try to get one up on each other. I think that's what our relationship is-
HD: I always win.
CMD: It's like this.
TVF: And that's funny because one of my questions actually is that Kelsey and Zane are always sparring, and it drives them, I think, to further professional heights?
CMD: Mm-hmm (affirmative)
TVF: But ..