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If fans of the New Girl thought that the kiss between Jess and Nick was somewhat inevitable — given the growing, palpable rapport between actors Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson — well, now you understand why the writers of the show decided to let it happen. “I think people were seeing the chemistry growing between these characters, and at some point you want some kind of payoff,” says Deschanel. “And this was the perfect time for it.”
New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether says the kiss flowed organically out of a creative process that prizes improvisation and writes to the cast’s individual strengths and group dynamics. That doesn’t mean the writers room doesn’t drive the storytelling or plotting, though. For example, the Halloween episode, in which Jess dresses up a zombie Woody Allen. Says Meriwether: “I did dress up as a young, slutty Woody Allen at a Halloween party, which is where that idea came from. Whatever the opposite of getting laid was, that’s what happened that night. It was the biggest turn off to everybody.”
“You wanted me to be as unattractive as possible. And we went almost all the way there [in the script,]” recalls Deschanel during a joint interview with Meriwether on the set of New Girllast month. “And then I thought: I have a surprise for Liz! And the surprise was, I had glued fake beard material onto my eyebrows, and I was like, ‘This is going to make Liz so happy that I have fake beard glued to my eyebrows.’ That whole episode, with the absurd costumes and carnival, was this fun, Fellini-esque direction to go in.”
“Yes,” says Meriwether with a wry smile. “That’s what I was going for. Fellini.”
Let’s get one thing straight. Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Day are not the same person.
Sure, Deschanel skyrocketed into the collective consciousness with her star-making turn as the “adorkable” title star on Fox’s “New Girl,” about a 30-something single woman living in L.A. with three male roommates. But while “adorkable” has become synonymous with Deschanel for many media outlets, she carefully skirts any comparison to her onscreen character.
“I don’t approach acting that way,” she says, when asked if she relates to Jess. “It’s not about your experiences. It’s more about sensibility and what you find funny. It’s fiction. It’s not me. I’m an actor. I wouldn’t want to play myself because that would be terrible. I’d never get away.”
However, it’s hard to get away from all the attention that “New Girl” has brought her, and even though she loves to perform, that doesn’t mean she likes all eyes on her.
“It’s hard to explain,” she says. “I get embarrassed a lot of times getting attention, but I like being onstage. Do you know what I mean? If I’m in a crowd of people and they’re all looking at me, I will feel embarrassed. It’s a strange dichotomy.”
On the success of New Girl and making the jump from movies to television…
Zooey Deschanel: ”I’m just going where the material is. Some of the smartest people run the network I’m on. People sometimes say, “Oh, you were a movie star,” and I’m like, “No, I was a supporting actress.” I wasn’t an A-list actress, and I’m fine with that. I’m proud of what I did in film. But getting to do the stuff that I was passionate about was such an uphill battle. If New Girl had been a movie, I don’t know whether I would have been given the opportunity to do it.”
On whether she considers her hair to be part of her “brand”…
Zooey Deschanel: ”This business is all about branding! But I’ve never been like, “Let’s calculate an image.” I’m just, “I like that. Let’s do that.” I grew up loving French New Wave movies, and so a lot of what I like is that style. It’s just about doing what you like so that when you look at yourself, you’re not disgusted. And I’m all about unintentional. I’m not a calculated person…. Somebody asked me, “How did you start doing comedy?” and I was like, “By being unintentionally funny.” I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident—and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.”
Though the weather outside is becoming frightful, your skin can remain delightful.
Dry winter weather can cause even the healthiest complexion to crack, so hydration becomes even more important during the coldest months of the year. While many of us automatically reach for moisturizer, Zooey Deschanel‘s use of John Masters Organics’ Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil has us rethinking our winter beauty routine.
Turns out the blue-eyed beauty relies on the oil’s ultra-hydrating blend of 12 organic plant and essential oils to combat dry skin.
We’re betting antioxidant-packed ingredients like pomegranate seed oil and moisturizing olive oil will have you feeling like a New Girl too.