Zooey Talks 'New Girl': Will Jess and Nick Happen?


Season two of Fox's New Girl has so far taken audiences deeper into the weird lives of star Zooey Deschanel and her three roommates (and model best friend), while teasing but not quite pursuing a possible love-connection between Zooey's character Jess, and the ever-cynical Nick Miller, played by Jake Johnson.

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The pair is seemingly always exchanging undeniable chemistry, only to find themselves pursuing other people. While this frustrating cycle has led to some great guest stars like David Walton and Olivia Munn, Zooey and Jake hinted to ET at the 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA that the conclusion of season two will finally see Jess and Nick's relationship start to heat up.

"I think it's been split," Jake said of the fan reaction to his character's relationship with Olivia Munn, adding, "whenever Nick dates anybody that's not Jess... it's split."
Adding support for the get-together, Zooey herself.

"I like the chemistry and I think that they have kind of an amazing thing going," said the actress. "I don't know if they're ready for each other yet, but I want them to get together."

That's when Jake alluded to the episodes to come.

"The writers are naturally going there. Starting to put these two together more and seeing what happens.... The end of season two gets pretty heavy with Nick and Jess."

While it's good that it doesn't seem like the show's writers will keep fans waiting too much longer for the Jess and Nick romance that virtually everybody wants to happen, does this signal trouble for David Walton's recurring role as Jess' boyfriend?

While commenting on how Walton is "so handsome," Zooey did add that "[Jess is] always kind of messing up a little bit."

"That's kind of the nature of the show, is that everybody screws up," added Jake.

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In addition to Jess and Nick's budding relationship, the co-stars dished on guests we can expect to see in the coming months on New Girl. Names included Brooklyn Decker, Nate Corddry, The Social Network actress Brenda Song, and former Law & Order detective Dennis Farina. Who knows what's in store for the actors, but Zooey and Jake do hint that the remainder of season two will feature a horse-track, a murder-mystery, and the return of the roommates' fan-favorite fictitious drinking game 'True American.' Sounds like the rest of the season promises to be as crazy as it is hilarious.

Watch the video above for more of ET's TCA interview with Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson. New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9/8c.