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Zooey Deschanel says it was “stressful” appearing on “New Girl” in her underwear because she wouldn’t be too informed.

Zooey Deschanel says it was “stressful” appearing on “New Girl” in her underwear because she wouldn’t be too informed.

  • On the “Welcome to Our Show” podcast, the “New Girl” cast talked about filming some revealing scenes.

  • Writers often wrote episodes while filming, so the cast didn’t always know what was coming.

  • According to Zooey Deschanel, this made filming the half-minute or empty scenes a bit stressful.

“New Girl” writers often came up with episodes on the fly, meaning the stars weren’t always able to step up when partial nudity might be called for on set.

On Monday’s episode of iHeartRadio’s “Welcome to Our Show” — a “New Girl” rewatch podcast hosted by stars Zooey Deschanel (Jess), Hannah Simone (Cece) and Lamorne Morris (Winston) — Deschanel said that this writing process could make footage. more revealing scenes a bit stressful.

Deschanel said the cast didn’t always get a lot of attention before filming nudity scenes

Deschanel explained that since “New Girl” was a scripted show on a major network (Fox) and not a series on a streaming service or cable network, the “fantastic” group of writers had to come together quickly with new episodes while the actors were filming.

As a result, she said, the cast wouldn’t get “a real scoop” about the content and would sometimes “just be surprised at a table read.”

“We might have a little warning — it might be like, ‘This episode is about when you bake cookies for the homeless man who lives downstairs.’ And I’m like, ‘OK, cool,’” Deschanel said. “And when we go to the table, we’re reading, he’s like, ‘No, Zooey’s in her underwear and everyone can see it.’

The actress added that this was also stressful because then she “didn’t have time to train” to prepare for the revealing scene.

“I can’t fit in crazy as a person doing a superhero movie. I don’t have time,” she said.

The cast also confirmed that the actors were not actually naked during the nude scenes

Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone are wrapped in gray sheets "new girl"Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone are wrapped in gray sheets "new girl"

Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone are wrapped in gray sheets for “New Girl.”

Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone in “New Girl.”FOX/Getty Images

The actors also discussed the first season episode of “New Girl,” “Naked,” which featured nude photos of Jake Johnson (who played Nick) and Deschanel.

“Jake had to do a lot in that episode,” Deschanel recalled. She added that most of her photos were bare feet or above her shoulders.

Morris shot down a rumor that Deschanel and Johnson were actually “goofy” when they filmed the episode, saying that people thought there were “no patches or coverings” and that “Johnson’s penis was really taken off.”

Deschanel debunked the theory, adding, “It wasn’t taken out, or Jake probably would have been canceled a while ago.”

Read the original article on Insider