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There's more to 'New Girl' than Zooey Deschanel ... really

November 7, 2011 | 10:58 am

'New Girl' guys--Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris

It's not every day you find a roommate who will watch "Curly Sue" with you. Or three roommates who will sing along to Dirty Dancing's "Time of My Life" with you. It's even harder to find three straight men to do such things. But on Fox's "New Girl," Jess (played by Bambi-eyed Zooey Deschanel) has found exactly that.

Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris play the three roommates (Nick, Schmidt and Winston, respectively) who take Jess in after a humiliating split from a boyfriend (naked-under-a-trench-coat moments rarely end well on TV). In the process, they help balance out the sometimes excessive loopiness of their female counterpart while serving as her wingmen as she navigates in a post-breakup world.

Off screen, they're just as supportive of Deschanel.

"Listen, I would have taken a job on a procedural saying 'There’s blood' or 'I found charcoal in the DNA' if it meant working with her," Greenfield said.

Johnson added: "I don’t think any of us have any weirdness about all the attention she gets. Each character has their moment. I think when our show is at its best, Zooey has a central story, and all the guys have B-stuff and it all comes together in the end."

Read more about the "New Girl" guys.


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-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Lamorne Morris, left, Jake Johnson, and Max Greenfield costar with Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl." Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times