Here are the rest of the highlights from the New Girl panel:
♦ Prepare for some sexual tension…in the future. Deschanel says there’s “so much sexual tension,” while creator Liz Meriwether adds, “We’re going to go there in the future, for sure.” Along with flirting, expect to see some tough love going on between Deschanel’s Jess and her three male roommates.
♦ A jar will be an ever-present member of the show. Yes, a jar. As it turns out, it’s a douchebag jar for Max Greenfield’s character Schmidt. “It helped us to get into Schmidt’s character,” Meriwether says of the jar. “He’s a douchebag who can’t help being a douchebag so he wants to train himself.” If only douchebag training were a real thing…
♦ Forget bromances! Deschanel and Meriwether are harboring major mutual girl crushes. “I just think Liz and I are connected, our souls are connected an when your souls are connected, you’re meant to do a show together,” Deschanel gushes. Later on, Meriwether called her star “the cat’s meow” and Deschanel returned the compliment, calling her boss “the cat’s pajamas.”
♦ Fans of Deschanel’s singing will be pleased with the show as Jess loves, and we mean loves, to sing. In fact, she even makes up her own theme song. “They’re really well-peppered in, the singing moments,” Deschanel says. Meriwether adds, “She sings when she doesn’t know what to say.” Jess’ singing will vary depending on her mood and the moment, so you may hear “a little heavy metal, a little ghoulish.”
♦ Let’s hear it for the dorks! After being asked how they can pass off that the adorable Deschanel is a dork on the show, Meriwether took a stand for dorks everywhere, saying, “There are some attractive dorks out there!” Just look at us here at Watch With Kristin. Thanks for defending our honor, Meriwether.
♦ Things became a little awkward when a reporter asked Deschanel if her sis, Bones’ star Emily Deschanel, prepared her for the “idiocy” of Fox. (Ouch!) “She gave me hints on how to deal with the delightfulness of Fox,” Deschanel demurred. See, adorable! (Sorry, Zooey, but you really just bring it on yourself.)
Oh those cruel TV critics! Fox’s The New Girl star Zooey Deschanel barely survived her encounter with the hard-nosed media at their press tour in Beverly Hills, where she was asked: “When did you first realize you were adorable?”
Deschanel blushes and covers her ears.
“My mom told me when I get compliments to cover my ears,” she says.
Dammit! She pulled that adorable thing again.
“Thank you for saying that,” she said. “I don’t know if I’m adorable. No, really. I’m flustered. I don’t think of myself that way but I will take the compliment.”
Another critic asked about the similarities between her character in 500 Days of Summer and her Fox sitcom character. “They look alike,” she quipped… adorably.
Promoting her new FOX comedy, “New Girl,” Deschanel reduced the hard-nosed crowd into a fawning group of schoolboys and schoolgirls, where actual questions included, “When did you first realize you were adorable?” (She seemed too embarrassed to recall.)…
….”We were really happy with the pilot,” says executive producer Brett Baer, explaining how it won’t be re-shot. “We thought the chemistry that was there was what we wanted to show. [With Morris], we just wanted to bring in a new character that would bring in a new energy to show.”
Wayans’ “Coach” is being written out in a nondramatic way, befitting, as creator Liz Meriwether insists, of the late-20s fluidity to the characters’ lifestyles.
“We wanted it to feel as real as possible,” says Meriwether of Winston’s episode 2 introduction. “[Coach] was subletting from Winston. Winston was in Latvia, playing Latvian basketball.”
Producers also dodged the racial Catch 22 of replacing one African American character and actor with another, admitting that Morris had been originally considered for a role on the series until he had another commitment.
But back to that Zooey. The actress says that while the role of Jess may appear indiscernible from her own public image, it wasn’t made for her.
“I’d like to think it was written for me, but I don’t think it was,” she says, laughing. “I obviously need to play this part, it’s me — or a part of me. A secret part… If there’s any character I want to play forever and ever and ever, it’s this one.”
Deschanel’s sister Emily has been playing a character for the television-equivalent of forever (seven seasons) on another FOX series. So when one of the less-swoony critics brought up the “Bones” actress, he asked Zooey if her sister had given her pointers on how to deal with “the idiocy” of the network.
“She gave me hints on how to deal with the delightfulness of FOX,” Deschanel responded over a roll of laughter and gasps.
Adorable and diplomatic.
Comingsoon did a review on Your Highness blu ray and dvd which is out in stores next week (August 9). Check out special features info and make sure to read the article if you are curious how the blu ray and dvd is:
15 Minutes of Extended Scenes
A Vision of Leezar
Alternate and Deleted Scenes
Damn You Gods: The Making of Your Highness
Feature Commentary with Video Intro
Latest Joe tweet to Zooey regarding the video karaoke chat:
You’re on Zo! Back in town soon.. <3 RT @therealzooeyd: @hitRECordJoe seriously, video chat karaoke on @hellogiggles let's do a duet! Xoxo
He also tweeted back to some followers which were on their previous film, Manic. Check them out:
Nice, thanks! One of my favorite jobs, and few folks know it. RT @MustBeZaira: #nowwaching MANIC staring @hitRECordJoe and @therealzooeyd (:
*passes the tissues* RT @Luke18S: If this [MANIC] is another film in which you get to kiss @therealzooeyd I may just start crying.
I think they’re onto something, wouldn’t you say, Zo? RT @floraholt: “@hitRECordJoe and @therealzooeyd should do more films together.”