He’s not. I think it’s every time they kind of make up, they get back to like, it seems as though he’ll go after her, he’ll totally screw it up, and then they’ll find a place in friendship, and once they get settled into like a normal friend/relationship, he feels the need to then go after her again.
So we can definitely expect more hijinks?
Is there any chance that they’ll get back together? And do you want to see them together?
I think there’s always a chance. And personally, yes, I’d like to see them back together. You try and play the character and make it personal as possible and at this point, Schmidt is working so hard to get back with her that I think I personally kind of want to just win already.
What were you doing when you heard the Golden Globes nomination, and how does it feel to be recognized?
Well, it feels wonderful, especially in such kind of an odd category, where they have people from movies, miniseries, dramas. And all of a sudden they’re like, “Well, the nominees are Ed Harris and ‘Schmidt’ from New Girl.” So, to hear that felt really nice.
It always feels nice to be recognized for the work that you do, and especially in such a kind of cool and big awards show like the Golden Globes. It’s going to be a lot of fun just to participate in an event like that.
As far as where I was, it was five in the morning and I was very much asleep.
Do you have any plans for the Golden Globes?
I like to dress up. I like to put on a spiffy outfit. So that I’m excited about. I’m excited about when the show starts to end, and you can kind of loosen up your bowtie and unbutton like the first two, and let the bowtie hang loose. That’s always a cool look. Like you’re on the cover of the movie, Diner. That’s exciting.
It’s going to be a great night. You get to celebrate the fact that you have a job and that you’re working; that it’s going well and that people are responding to you. I plan on dancing quite a bit.
Did you know when you first read for Schmidt that this was a role that was going to be a breakout part?
Oh, I was just so happy that I go to audition for the show, let alone get the role. It’s so funny when people ask me about like – that I had some sort of like choice or hope to- I read the material and really responded. I was so excited to get the audition and just hoping to give a good read for people like Liz Meriwether and Jake Kasdan. And then to get the job, I was like, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” And then it certainly worked out.