Blue-Faced Zooey Previews ‘New Girl’ Season on ‘Leno’: Watch

by | September 14, 2013 at 10:13 AM | Fall TV 2013, New Girl, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TV News

Zooey Deschanel with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Friday night (Photo: NBC)

Peppy, upbeat Zooey Deschanel never seems to have the blues, but she has a blue face in the upcoming new season of “New Girl.”

Or so she insisted in an interview Friday night on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” where Leno showed a photo of Zooey with her face painted blue.

Deschanel had apparently tweeted out the photo recently, but it was unclear why or where she painted her face blue.

Nevertheless, she said it was a sign of things to come in the new, third season of “New Girl,” which starts Tuesday (Sept. 17) at 9/8c on Fox.

“I have a blue face in the show now,” she said with a straight face that was not painted blue on “The Tonight Show.”

She went on to explain where the series picks up in the new season. Said she, “So basically Nick and Jess [her character] — newly in a relationship — don’t know what to do, don’t know where to go ’cause it seems sort of anticlimactic to go home,” she told Leno. “So they go to Mexico and Nick gets in some trouble. So Jess has to go back and get Winston and Schmidt to help get him out of a Mexican jail.”

Leno, well-mannered as always, dutifully promised to tune in to see that.

Watch Zooey Deschanel and Jay Leno on Friday’s “Tonight Show”:
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