Nick and Jess endlessly! New Woman star Jake Johnson defined in an interview that, whereas he wasn’t so on board with the couple getting collectively early on, he and Zooey Deschanel “texted all the time” about their characters’ love story.
In a September 2021 interview with Us Weekly, Johnson defined why he was so invested in Nick and Jess finally ending up collectively. “I always wanted them together. I wasn’t as excited about them being together for multiple episodes, but I always wanted them in the end to be together,” Johnson defined.
A part of the rationale he thought it made for an ideal story was his love of Cheers when he was rising up. “It was my favorite show,” he defined. “And I wanted Sam and Diane to end up together. But I didn’t want Sam and Diane to be married season 5.”
He felt that very same vibe for Nick and Jess, sharing that he and Deschanel had been on the identical web page about their characters’ destiny. “So I think the battle for us was always how do we keep this thing going while you can’t repeat the goods? By we, I mean the writers,” he defined. “But Zooey — we texted all the time. Zooey and I were very in touch with what we thought about Nick and Jess. We were like very in it together from the start.”
Johnson additionally in contrast his movie profession to engaged on TV, explaining how he enjoys tv extra as a result of there’s time for characters to “change and grow.”
“I love television. I will always like it more than films because I like working with the same people and I like stories that build,” Johnson defined. “People talk about Nick Miller a lot and what they like about him. Well, part of that is we had seven years to develop that character. Characters can change and grow.”
He additionally loved working with the identical writers and forged through the years whereas capturing New Woman. “What I miss most about doing that is being in a situation where five days of work a week, we get unbelievable writers who write really funny situations.”
He continued, “Why I’m excited to go back to TV is I like knowing where my co-stars are really funny. And I like them knowing where I’m really funny. So doing a scene with Max Greenfield, he could set me up in a way that other people can’t. Or Zooey and I are doing a scene. I know where Zooey’s funny and Zooey knows where I’m funny and we both can make each other laugh.”
He shared that there’s a “rhythm” on a TV set that’s not the identical with motion pictures. “I like having old relationships because I think it makes the work together richer,” Johnson defined. “There is more depth. It’s more fun. So I miss the knowledge of each other, the years of experience, and the just knowing each other’s stuff.”
Johnson additionally identified the connection he can have to his New Woman character endlessly. “I’m really proud of the show,” he stated. “I honestly, I think [parts of] Nick are with me forever. I know it’s kind of a cheesy thing to say, but Nick’s not gone from me.”