Taylor Swift will soon be the new girl on “New Girl.” The “22″ singer is confirmed to make a cameo on the season finale of the Zooey Deschanel-starring Fox comedy.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Swift has been cast as Elaine, an “important guest” at the wedding of Jess’ (Deschanel) bestie, Cece (Hannah Simone). While details are thin about how “important” a role Swift will play in those nuptials, we imagine wackiness will ensue, considering that Cece’s ex, Schmidt (Max Greenfield), is still harboring some feelings for her.
Swift is slated to tape her May 14 appearance on the show next week during a break on her Red Tour . After playing shows Thursday (March 28) and Friday in New Jersey, she’ll have almost two weeks off before resuming the trek on April 10 in Miami.
The singer’s prior acting credits include “CSI,” “The Lorax” and “Valentine’s Day.” She also hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2009. But it seems that Swift has been prepping for this latest acting gig for a while, tweeting in November 2011, “Just watched like, every episode of New Girl. Love.” Judging by the casting, the feeling is mutual.
While fans will have to wait a while to see Swift on “New Girl,” they can check her out on the road in the weeks prior. She explained what fans can expect when they stop by one of the dates: “I think that the visuals portrayed on this tour will be, I guess, more grown up and a little more mature than things we’ve done in the past. And I think on my previous albums and my previous tours, I’ve really liked to operate in the element of fantasy, and I think that this tour will incorporate a little more reality into the visuals, which is nice.”
The tour wraps up later this year on September 21 in Swift’s home base of Nashville, Tennessee. Along the way, she’ll be joined by Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone.