Zooey Deschanel and Her 'New Girl' Posse Preview the Season 2 Finale While Gushing About Taylor Swift
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains information about key plot points in Tuesday's episode of "New Girl." If you haven't watched it yet, continue at your own risk
The ep, titled "Virgins," featured the gang just sitting around sharing and comparing stories about losing their virginity, which eventually led to the game-changing moment viewers have all been waiting for: Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) did it.
But now that that's done, the questions are endless. Are Nick and Jess boyfriend and girlfriend? Are they going to attend Cece's (Hannah Simone) wedding together? And wait -- Taylor Swift is at Cece's wedding?
We hit up the red carpet before a "New Girl" screening and Q&A event Tuesday night in North Hollywood, California, hoping to get our burning questions about the Season 2 finale answered, including what it's really like working with a superstar like Swift. Deschanel and her onscreen besties are steel traps, but we tried.
Deschanel and Swift Go Way Back
They're both whimsical, stylish, and multifaceted, so it comes as no surprise that Swift and Deschanel have crossed paths in the past.
"I love her," said Deschanel. "She's really great, superfunny. I knew her before. She's a wonderful person -- very funny, a good actress, and very professional."
Maybe now that they've made TV together, they'll cut an album together?
"Gosh," said Deschanel. "I don't know. I hadn't thought about that. Hmmm."
Deschanel later discussed her songwriting technique, saying, "I'm not a person who writes songs about my personal life," she admitted. "I'm a storyteller."
So really it would be great if they ever, ever got together to make music, because they have different approaches to songwriting. Perhaps Swift could bring it up with her new managers.
The 110 Percent Management Company in Action
"Max [Greenfield] and I are managers, and we signed her," Johnson deadpanned in a tone so serious we thought he might be, you know, serious. "I think she's going to be a star. Taylor, listen to your managers Jakey and Max of 110 Percent Management. We take 35 percent because we give you 110 percent. She is going to write a song about us called, 'My Managers Made Me a Star.'"
In all seriousness, Johnson said Swift really is a star. "She hung out; she was fun. She did her scene perfectly every time, and I'm not just saying that. She's a professional. We all screw up and mess up, and she came and joked around, but when they called 'action,' she was on. I was really impressed. She really killed it."
Guest Star Gossip
While we're on the topic of guest stars, Johnson revealed his Season 3 celeb wish list, "I'd like to see Sam Rockwell on 'New Girl.' I'd also like to see Ted Danson come into the bar."
It's cheesy, but it has to be said: Cheers to that!
Lamorne Morris (Winston) said Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner were "easily the most intimidating. They were just awesome and very professional."
But who was a bad influence? "Justin Long," Morris said without missing a beat. "That was Season 1, and still to this day he wins that prize. Nick Kroll is a bad influence, too. Those guys are extremely funny and they don't stop, and sometimes it can be a bit too contagious where we have to tone it down and go, 'OK guys, we got to focus.'"