|New Girl (TV)
Role: Jessica Day
Tuesday 9/8c on Fox
Earnings $6 M As of June 2013
At a Glance
Fox’s New Girl is a certified hit. Advertisers pay $300,000 per 30-second spot on the show which averages 4.5 million per week. Unsurprisingly, the show (which Deschanel produces as well as stars on) was picked up for a third season which should come with a sizeable salary bump. The multi-talented actress released her third album as one half of the pop duo She & Him in May and went on a North America tour. But there’s more: Deschanel is co-founder of a promising new media site, HelloGiggles.com which draws nearly 2 million unique visitors each month, according to Google Analytics.
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M.Ward talks about working with Zooey.
“New Girl” actress Zooey Deschanel plays She to M. Ward’s Him in She & Him, an indie-pop duo whose more infectious moments find them effortlessly channeling the innocuous charms of the Brill Building Era. There are times when they sound like a Phil Spector girl group recording a ballad originally written for Roy Orbison, only way more adorable.
We caught up with Ward, who met the actress while doing the music to “The Go-Getter,” an indie film from 2007 that prominently featured Deschanel. Here’s what he had to say about their chemistry and “Volume 3,” their latest effort.
Question: That’s a really nice version of “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.”
Answer: Thank you. It’s a thrill to work with classic old songs. Zooey suggested covering that one and I thought it was a great idea, so we tried it out. And it seemed to have a life of its own when Zooey sang.
Q: What do you look for in a cover?
A: Mainly, emotion. If the raw material, which is the song, is great, it gives the producer and the singer a lot of leeway to experiment. You know it’s gonna end up at least pretty good (laughs).
Q: Speaking of the raw material, when Zooey sends you demos of new songs, how much goes into turning those ideas into She & Him songs.
Catching up with a few news we haven’t posted yet… Both Zooey and New Girl were nominated for the Teen Choice Awards:
The awards show will air live on Aug. 11 on Fox. Remember to vote for Zooey at the TCA’s site: http://www.teenchoiceawards.com
Zooey and New Girl wre also nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards which were broadcasted on June 10th, but sadly didn’t win. You can check the full list of winners and nominees here.