Zooey Deschanel and Her New Girl Costars Bring Big Laughs to PaleyFest
The cast of New Girl joined forces in LA last night for a PaleyFest discussion panel about their hit show. The event kicked off with a preview of tonight's episode titled "Injured" in which Jake Johnson's character Nick gets tackled during a friendly game of touch football that results in a hilarious trip to the doctor's office. Prior to the panel we chatted with the entire cast — stay tuned for more from our exclusive interviews in PopSugar Rush! Jake, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris all gushed about Zooey and her amazing work ethic. Newcomer Hannah Simone also praised Deschanel for her dedication to the character and willingness to try anything. Hannah also weighed in on her character's secret relationship with Schmidt, played by Max. Both Max and Hannah are excited to see where the romance will go.
The lovefest didn't stop there for the "fab five," who sat down to discuss upcoming episodes, and on-set secrets with fans. Zooey and Jake revealed producers have asked them to scale back their onscreen chemistry while Max will go to extreme lengths to get a laugh out of his costars. Zooey revealed she'd love to have her sister Emily make a cameo, but she doesn't see it happening this season. Justin Long and Ryan Kwanten played potential suitors for Jess, Zooey's character, and up next "sophisticated, debonair, and fancy" Dermot Mulroney will attempt to sweep Jess off her feet.