The hit FOX series New Girl returns tonight with the latest episode, “Cabin.” During tonight’s episode, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) go on a couples’ weekend with their significant others and Winston (Lamorne Morris) handles Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) latest antics.
Max Greenfield, who is nominated for his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Schmidt, recently opened up to press about his time on the show. Greenfield spoke about the “white guilt” that his character is experiencing during tonight’s episode, if he’s ever done anything that would result putting a dollar in the “Douchebag Jar,” and whether or not he thinks Schmidt and Cece should end up together.
In the upcoming episode, can you talk about the white guilt that Schmidt is feeling and what Winston does to help him out with it?
I think he sees Winston out and he’s hanging out with a bunch of other African-American guys, and I think Schmidt kind of, in his own naïve sort of way, somehow assumes that he’s being held back in the loft and is not feeling comfortable around white people, such as Schmidt and Nick and Jess and doesn’t feel like he can fully be himself. So he tries to, in his most idiotic of ways, tries to give Winston an opportunity to really spread his wings within the loft and Winston quickly realizes what he’s doing and how stupid he is, and kind of plays along with him and gets Schmidt really riled up and it turns into quite a wild adventure.
This has been the year of incredible guest stars. You guys have had Olivia Munn, Jamie Lee Curtis, RobRiggle; is there anybody you would like to see guest star on New Girl?
We get asked this all the time and all of a sudden I’ll see something on TV and I’ll be like, “Oh my God. I want him to be on the show.” So many people.
Is there an upcoming guest star that you’re really excited to work with?
Nelson Franklin comes back and he’s always a joy. Dennis Farina came on to play Nick’s dad.
He’s wonderful. We’ve been really lucky. The people who do our casting, Anya Colloff, is great. We end up getting some really good people.
Brooklyn Decker is also coming on the show as a character that the guys are all competing for. Is she just there for the one episode, or is that something that your character and hers are going to continue on with into future episodes?