The comedy has been nominated for two Globes – ‘Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy’ and one for Deschanel herself as ‘Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy’. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Deschanel (like the
self-consciously oh-so-‘wacky’ charmingly kooky character she is) said the experience had been, “like … like, cake and ice cream.” She added:
“I’ve been working a really long time as an actress — I know how special and rare it is to get recognized like this.”
Deschanel plays the titular heroine, a girl who moves in with three guys after a humiliating split from her boyfriend. The actress called her nomination a “total surprise.” But how would her character, Jess, react?
“She would totally trip and fall and walk into a wall. I know that because she’s like me and that’s sort of what I did. We worked a really long day yesterday so I was so tired this morning. I accidentally punched my wrist into a wall. I tend to walk into things when I’m tired I forget where my body ends and the world begins.”
The LA Times also spoke to New Girl‘s creator, Liz Meriwether. Meriwether “semi-based” Jess on her own life, and the nomination has plainly gone to somebody‘s head:
“In a weird way, it’s like a life nomination.”
Yeah. It’s … really not, Liz.
[Via Los Angeles Times]