Interview: 'New Girl' star Zooey Deschanel

Interview: 'New Girl' star Zooey Deschanel

"I kind of happen to like press conferences," Zooey Deschanel told me mid-way through an interview at FOX's press tour party. 

Of course she would say that, not 12 hours after she had been the centerpiece of a press conference that was less a Q&A than an unapologetic lovefest. 

Deschanel is the star of FOX's upcoming new sitcom"New Girl," in which she plays Jess, a quirky but lovable young woman who's prone to singing to herself (she wrote her own theme song) and dissolving into a tear-stained mess from watching "Dirty Dancing." In other words, she's a slightly fictionalized version of the persona many people already project on the indie film actress and one half of the retro pop duo She & Him. Read More...


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