In her new series, New Girl, premiering tonight on Fox, Zooey Deschanel plays a girl in an emotional whirl. Fresh from a breakup with her boyfriend, Deschanel's character, Jessica Day, makes a bold move... by shacking up with three guys she met Craigslist-style.
"The fact is, she's a girl who has had a boyfriend since she was 18. Then she's dumped and her entire life changes, which is what happens in life," the doe-eyed actress with long, glossy dark hair says. "So many of my friends have gone through it. You think your life is going one way and then someone gets dumped. It's about picking yourself up and moving on. You never know what or who could be waiting around the corner."
Deschanel, 31, best known for her work in Almost Famous, Elf and the recent Our Idiot Brother, has encountered plenty of things waiting around the corner. In addition to her new role, she's delving deeper into the music industry with a new solo CD due out at Christmas. Why not rock? After all, sheRead More »from Exclusive! "New Girl" Star Zooey Deschanel Shares Her Heartbreak Stories