New Girl's Jess Will Be Romanced By Dermot Mulroney
Jess on New Girl has a new love interest on the way, come spring. Word got out today that she’ll be romanced by a leading man who has appeared opposite none other than Julia Roberts and whose TV credits include a guest role on Friends. Will sweet but dorky Jess find love at last with someone who can match her quirky personality?
TVLine brought us the word today that My Best Friend’s Wedding star Dermot Mulroney will be showing up on New Girl sometime around March or April in a love interest role for Zooey Deschanel’s spectacularly weird character Jess. It’s not the first time he’s guest starred on TV as the romantic interest for a popular TV character; he tried his hand with Jennifer Aniston on several episodes of Friends back in 2003. His most recent TV work was for the unfortunate NBC reboot of The Rockford Files in a starring role. Mulroney is also known for About Schmidt and The Family Stone, and has several projects in post-production at the moment.
Mulroney will join the New Girl cast as the very wealthy, attractive and irresistibly charming father of one of Jess’ students, who at first rubs her the wrong way and then starts to grow on her. This dislike-turns-to-love sort of romance storyline is nothing new, so the writers for New Girl have their work cut out for them to make it interesting and less than formulaic. There’s no word yet on just how long he will be with the cast, but expect him to show up in multiple episodes.
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