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Max Greenfield, one of Zooey Deschanel’s scene-stealing co-stars on New Girl, says he has little in common with the character he plays. It stands to reason that he’d want to point out some differences. Schmidt, a self-involved, wannabe ladies’ man, doesn’t have many endearing qualities. He’s a creep, in fact. Greenfield, on the other hand, is a devoted husband and father and is far less likely to be called out for his idiotic, egotistical behavior as Schmidt always is by his roommates. (Schmidt has to put a dollar in a jar each time he does something jerky.) The fact that Schmidt has become a viewer favorite and an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for the show (which airs 8 p.m. Tuesday on Fox) is a testament to Greenfield’s likability.
1. What was it about the character of Schmidt that made you want to play him?
I was just happy that I got to audition for the show, let alone get the role. It’s so funny when people ask me about it, like I had some sort of choice in the matter. I read the material and really responded, and I was so excited to get the audition and just hoping to give a good read. Then, to get the job, I was like, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” But it certainly has worked out wonderfully.
2. Can you relate to Schmidt in any way?
Of course. I think there are and there have been many moments in my life where I’ve tried just a bit too hard. I think anybody can relate to that. That’s Schmidt’s problem. He has difficulty being comfortable in his own skin and, as a result, puts a little too much effort into everything.
It was the kiss heard ’round the Internet, from Twitter to Tumblr. We’re talking of course about Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) finally locking lips on last week’s New Girl. And now that all the GIFs have been watched and the fan fiction written, it’s time to focus on what comes next. And not just for Nick and Jess, but for the rest of the roommates.
How come no one is asking how Schmidt will take the news? We did. Max Greenfieldtalked to us about how that kiss will shape the rest of the season for the loft, how Schmidt reacts and if there is any hope for Schmidt and Cece (Hannah Simone).
When will Schmidt and Winston find out about the kiss?
Max Greenfield: I think it’s the next two [episodes]. I think Winston finds out and then I find out. You can imagine Schmidt’s reaction. It’s a little greater than Winston’s. I don’t know if greater is the right word, but it’s certainly more intense. He has a more intense reaction.
Like a physical reaction? Are there screams?
At some point during the episode I was like, “I feel like I’m yelling this entire episode.” I was like, ‘Why am I yelling?’ I was like, “I really don’t know how to do this dialogue other than to yell everything.” It’s just, you read it and you have to yell.
It shouldn’t be too surprising that New Girl star Max Greenfield, who plays the frequently shirtless Schmidt, keeps up on his fitness. After all, no matter how great an actor you are, you can’t fake a six-pack. So today, we jumped at the chance to join a charity spinning class at LA’s SoulCycle — hosted by Glamour magazine and benefitting Milk + Bookies — with Max as the instructor. After a punishing 45 minutes fueled by Max’s own playlist — and a break to catch our breath and towel off — we chatted with Schmidt himself about going half-naked on camera, the strangest workouts he’s tried, and last night’s big moment between Jess and Nick on New Girl.
- PopSugar: There are so many weird, trendy workouts in LA. Have you tried anything really weird in the past?
Max Greenfield: I haven’t tried Zumba or anything, but there was this yoga class I did in Brentwood, that was all like a yoga class to spin music, so they’d put on loud dance music — but it was a yoga class. It was totally ironic, but it was kind of awesome.
+ Winter TCA’s – 1/08/13 (Cast)
+ FOX’s All-Star TCA Party – 1/08/13 (Cast)
+ 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards – 1/13/13 (Cast)
+ FOX’s Golden Globe After Party – 1/13/13 (Cast)
+ InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globe Party – 1/13/13 (Hannah)
+ HBO Luxury Lounge In Honor Of 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards – 1/12/13 (Lamorne)
+ W Magazine Celebrates W’s Best Performances Issue – 1/11/13 (Max)