Poor Zooey Deschanel was losing her voice when she met with the Television Critics Association. On a panel of Fox comedies, she represented “New Girl. The laryngitis saved her from answering personal questions, but I jumped in with some “New Girl” fanboy ones. She remembered me from because I’ve told her “(500) Days of Summer” helped me over a breakup, so she waved to me from the stage and whispered her answers into her microphone.
Crave Online: Tell us about the upcoming episode at the beach and the doctor’s office?
Zooey Deschanel: That was from the “Injured” episode. That was one of my favorite episodes.
Crave Online: What made that your favorite?
Zooey Deschanel: I didn’t say it was my favorite. I said it was one of my favorites. I love it because it had a really great mixture. It’s actually essentially a dramatic episode but there are a lot of really comedic moments and that’s what I love about doing a show is that we get to basically take on some more serious stuff but with lighthearted humor. I just really love that combination. I feel like that to me is what I like about life. Jake jumped naked in the ocean at two in the morning, guys. So a lot of hard work on that episode.
Crave Online: Is that sort of like the episode where you try to break up with Justin Long, where it wasn’t laugh out loud but I really liked how all the characters behaved in it?
Zooey Deschanel: Yeah, it differs week to week as far as how much comedy, how much drama but there’s always a mix which I like because I like characters to really have their own motivations and it’s not just about delivering one liners. All the comedy on the show comes out of the characters and their emotions.