What happens when Taylor Swift and Zooey Deschanel meet? Well “New Girl” fans will have to wait until May 14 to find out for sure, but they are getting an early glimpse at the singer’s appearance on the show’s season finale .
In a photo posted on Entertainment Weekly’s website, Swift, who plays Elaine, is snapped chatting up Deschanel’s kooky leading lady, Jess. Swift sports a sophisticated beige dress with peach sash, while Deschanel is outfitted in a bright blue Indian-style dress. The episode will revolve around Jess’ best friend, CeCe’s (Hannah Simone) wedding to her beau Shivrang (Satya Bhabha).
Little is known about Elaine, but it was previously reported that she’s an “important guest” at the nuptials.
Showrunner Liz Meriwether didn’t spill too many additional details about Swift’s appearance on the hit Fox comedy, but did explain why she enlisted the Red star to drop by the show. “I’m a huge fan of hers. I was fully geeking out about meeting [Taylor]. I didn’t go to meet her right away because I kind of had to compose myself — there’s a 14-year-old girl inside of me. She was quoting lines to us from the show. It was a really exciting night,” Meriwether told EW of the mutual admiration society that took place on set.
Meriwether added that Swift “nailed it” during the appearance and teased that “she did a little bit of a riff on one of her songs” during the episode.
Swift taped the cameo during a break on her Red tour. The trek, with Ed Sheeran serving as the opening act, resumes May 4 in Detroit.