David Walton has been cast to play Zooey’s love interest in Season 2 of New Girl:
Ready for three pieces of New Girl season two casting news?
First and foremost: Zooey Deschanel’s new love interest on the show is going to be played by David Walton. The actor most recently starred in NBC’s comedy Bent. Now he’s landed a recurring role in season two of New Girl when Jess falls for a “classic bad boy type.” His character mistakes Jess for someone else, but she decides to go along with it anyway. Expect him to show up in New Girl’s premiere on Sept. 25.
Second bit o’ news: Actress Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) will guest star in the second season premiere. She’ll play a “shot girl” whom Schmidt (Max Greenfield) hires to work his party celebrating the removal of his penis cast. (Finally got to use the term “penis cast” in a sentence.)
And last but not least: Rachael Harris (The Hangover) is returning to the show. Harris played the vice-principal of Jess’s school in the first season and has now booked an appearance in season two as well.
I have added the pics of Joe at Christopher Nolan Hands and Footprints ceremony earlier on in the month.
Joe covers August’s issue of GQ. I have added his cover and outtakes below.
GQ (August 2012)
Read the full interview with Joe over at GQ. I have posted below the parts on Joe and Zooey:
“A little bit of a contrarian” is the way Zooey Deschanel describes the Joe she first met on the set of the 2001 movie Manic. “Very intellectual. Very, very serious and very intense.” Joe, then 19, had just decided to quit acting and was headed to Columbia University to read Nabokov. Deschanel, meanwhile, had just dropped out of college to become an actor.
“We would joke about that. I would be like, ‘You hate movies.’ And he’d be like, ‘You hate books,’ ” she says. “The Joe that I knew back then, I would never think of him as having anything but wonderful qualities. But you would say something, and he would go, ‘What do you mean by that?’ Not a word went unexamined, you know?”
I do know, in fact. During our day together, I definitely saw remnants of that hyperanalytical, smarty-pants (dare I say ivory-tower douchebaggy?) quality, like when Joe told me how much he hated Americans’ fawning over celebrity. “I really don’t like this notion that some people are more important than other people,” he said. “These stories about these elevated people called ‘celebrities’ teaches you”—and by “you” he meant regular, nonfamous folks—”that what you have to say doesn’t matter. It’s degrading.” It is a testament to Joe’s bright-eyed friendliness that he managed to say all this in a way that didn’t make me feel dirty. This is, after all, a celebrity profile.
Still, Deschanel says that eight years after Manic, when they co-starred in (500) Days of Summer, Joe was lighter, less burdened. “He changed a lot,” she says. “He became a lot more open-minded.” When I tell her Joe did a backflip for me, she laughs. “Of course he did. He loves to do backflips.”
I have added new pics of Zooey attending 2012 ESPY Awards a couple weeks ago.
I have added the pics of Joe at The Dark Knight Rises European Premiere. Also some more pics from the New York premiere have been added:
July 16 2012: “The Dark Knight Rises” New York Premiere
July 16 2012: “The Dark Knight Rises” New York Premiere – After Party
July 18 2012: The Dark Knight Rises European Premiere
July 18 2012: The Dark Knight Rises European Premiere – After Party
Check out a bunch of red carpet premiere interviews and videos of Joe: