Jake Johnson + Zooey Deschanel
"Zooey and I became really good friends last year and we both realized very quickly that we really like acting together. So we’ve talked a lot about the Nick-Jess stuff and what we like about it. Whenever there’s a Nick-Jess episode, like “The Fluffer” episode, where we have a lot to do, we’ll always call each other and text each other to talk about what scenes we’re excited for. For the “Re-Launch” episode, that final scene on the hood of the car where she and I are talking, we were both really excited for that scene all week. Because we knew, “Oh, we get to step back into this.”
"Jake’s an amazing actor. I knew it from the moment he came in to audition for ‘New Girl’. Jake is just such a talent. I always look forward to our scenes together. We really work on things together and I know that I can always say, ‘Do you wanna work this out before we go in and do it?’ He always has great ideas and he’s just a really great partner in crime, so to speak. He makes me laugh, he’s so funny. I’m really proud of him, he’s a unique actor. I love Jake and I’m really excited for him and all the attention he’s getting. It makes me incredibly happy."
If you were stranded on the side of the road at 3 AM, which co-star would you call to come and pick you up?
Zooey: Probably Jake Johnson because he would think it was funny. I think he would find the whole thing an adventure so he wouldn’t feel as bad. I think he’d pick me up.
Jake: Zooey is the most reliable. I’d call Zooey. And guess what? Zooey said you, too! She said me?! That’s pretty cool. No way! Wow.