Starting next Tuesday, Zooey Deschanel will be Fox's "New Girl." The indie queen will tackle the small screen week after week and try to put together the pieces of her character Jess' life after she finds her boyfriend cheating on her.
What's a girl to do? Well, move out and find herself three adorable male roomies to get her mind off her troubles. So why should you watch? Zooey explained to MTV News: "Well because it's really funny! Ah, duh! No, I play a really unique character, and I feel like we're kind of representing a generation that I haven’t necessarily seen in a sitcom before. I haven’t seen these characters before on TV. I feel this is sort of a new area."
She's also representing the ladies. The show is definitely all about girl power. "No, I never really wanted to do TV before, and this was hilarious, like the script was the funniest script I've read in a long time," she said. "And it’s a woman writer. I feel like she writes really well for me and we work really well together, and I don’t know, it's so freakin' fun to do this show. I feel like it really shows."
Zooey isn't the only Deschanel on the network. Big sister Emily stars on the hit crime dramedy "Bones," alongside former "Buffy" star David Boreanaz. So she's got someone to get some Fox insider info from.
"It's cool cause my sister is older than me and we went to the same high school, so by the time I got to high school I got the lowdown on all the teachers and everything," she said. "So I kind of feel the same way about this."
Zooey did appear on "Bones," so will Em return the favor? "I hadn’t thought about that. Maybe," she said. "I don’t know. I don’t know, hopefully."
You can watch the pilot now on Hulu!
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