I think it kind of just dawned on everybody once we saw that outfit, that it was like, "Oh, he's that guy. I wish I didn't care, but I'm just not one of these guys who, like, you know, woke up with a six-pack. I have to eat very particularly and I have to work out like a madman. It is one of the dumbest things I've ever done, in such a great way. The only thing I can tell you is it has to do with the show. Every once in a while I'll try my best to get in — without it being too ridiculous — a third person. They're just like, "Oh my God, Max is being an idiot again." Justin Long has been guest-starring. He's a ridiculous idiot." But I think it's way better that way. Potentially we will be releasing Schmidt's online dating video from a few years ago. Like, in the episode that just aired, where Jake Johnson's character and my character are getting into a fight. premieres this coming Tuesday, and the series will also be in the spotlight this Sunday at the Emmys, where star Zooey Deschanel is nominated for best actress in a comedy.Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt, the show’s kimono-wearing, “douche-jar”-filling breakout character, is also up for best supporting actor in a comedy., Bruce Handy and Juli Weiner, respectively, had lunch with Greenfield, who, like Schmidt, is funny and outgoing, but who is also, unlike Schmidt, charming in a completely unambiguous, just-plain-old-lovely manner.It came after Zooey, 35, and her husband tied the knot in secret shortly before the birth.After making audiences laugh for five seasons on “New Girl,” Max Greenfield is taking a big step forward in the dramatic field as he’s in talks to star with Brie Larson in Lionsgate’s adaptation of “The Glass Castle.” Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts are also on board to star in the film from “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton. The pic is based on Jeannette Walls’ memoir about a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads.
Of the three dudes who play Deschanel's roommates, none is quite as absurdly captivating as Schmidt, the douchey bro with a heart of gold played by Max Greenfield. The original conception of the character was maybe a little cooler than he's turned out to be. And also I really wanted to stay away from any sort of Jersey Shore reference or ridiculousness. My wife had downloaded that song that morning or the night before, and I looked up the lyrics and realized there's only about eight lines to the song. And then you'll follow through with a handful of them and sometimes you'll be pretty disappointed. We need to talk about this scene that we're about to do! Like, when I went on for eight years about Indian culture. Nothing annoys writers more than like, the actors pitching ideas. But then I'll pop in sporadically throughout the next, like, ten to fifteen minutes just like, I don't know, to just let 'em know I'm there.
Then you’re learning about Schmidt and learning about Nick and Winston, and how they need to be lifted up as well. Handy: I’m assuming you’ve been in pilots, and done pilots before this one? ” Then that’s after like the first five and you get into the teens and you go, “I mean it’s just another thing; maybe it’s going to happen sometime.” Then you kind of get into the early 20s of numbers of shows that you’ve tested for and not gotten and you start going, “Well I’m not going to get this—when do I stop?
Greenfield: I had done a few pilots before this one, but mainly I had tested for pilots and not gotten them. ”__Juli Weiner:__Were there any really close calls that you remember? I had tested a couple of times for for the role that Zach Knighton ended up getting.
Vulture spoke to Greenfield, who before and then you have played some douchebags, like Schmidt. At first read, he was a little bit more like Vince Vaughn–y cool — able to get a girl, a little bit more laid-back, or just not as big. So you did the video of Fat Schmidt dancing around to Rihanna. I just printed it out and put it next to me as I was singing it. And then other times you'll follow through and you'll go, "You know what? It was literally me with [show creator] Liz Meriwether and Rachel Axler, who wrote the episode, just coming up with different options. Like, "Okay, it means we're doing something really funny." Are you close with the writers? I think we have a really, really good, collaborative experience on the show. What I like to do, I like to just pop my head in the writers' room and I'll be like, "Hey, guys! It just makes me laugh to see them all get all uncomfortable like I really give a shit what they're writing.
But then we did the pilot and we were doing wardrobe fittings; we put on an outfit that I was supposed to wear to the cowboy party, and it was so ridiculous and I looked so unbelievably weird in it. It depends on how naked I am in next week's episode how much I'm gonna go to the gym this week. It's nice to be right." With this video, it's nice to be right. I think there were three or four in the script, and then we ended up running about 75 of them. They're so good and I'm so happy every week that I just like to pretend to be the other kind of actor who like walks in and is like, "Hey, guys, so I have some ideas." I love winding people up.