We love Fox’s New Girl just as much as the next guy or gal, but one person we didn’t expect to be a huge fan of the show is Prince, who is scheduled to appear in the hit comedy’s post-Super Bowl show on February 2.
And as surprised as you may be to learn that the “Kiss” crooner is a New Girl fan, executive producer Brett Baer says his guest starring role has actually been in the making for quite some time. Brett tells E! News, “He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey [Deschanel] and Hannah [Simone] directly and asked to do the show. We couldn't work it out last year. But when the Super Bowl thing was floated, it was perfect timing.”
Since he’s such a fan of the show, Prince knew exactly the kind of part he wanted to play: someone who helps Nick and Jess with their relationship. The odd but lovable duo has been dating for several months so far, but there’s no denying that they could both use a little help. And apparently Prince is just the guy to lend a hand! “He's a Nick and Jess shipper!,” Brett reveals with a laugh.
Brett also says Prince will be involved in helping Nick and Jess, thanks to something Prince calls “hip tips.” As Brett explains, “His thing was all about getting to Jess and trying to bring out this inner part of her that hadn't been brought to the forefront. The word hip tips was sort of the thing. He put it, I think I can give her some hip tips!”
Again, if anyone can spice up this quirky duo’s relationship, we’d put our money on Prince.
While the iconic singer is more known for his sultry songs, the New Girls cast and crew were blown away by his acting chops, specifically his comedic timing. According to executive producer David Finkel. Prince is “genuinely funny” And it sounds like Prince’s brand of humor is a perfect match for New Girl. “He's got a very quiet, wry sense of humor but he kills. There's a moment in the episode where he's sitting in between Zooey and Jake on a bench. And it's a silent beef and he's just looking between them trying to figure them out. And it's hilarious. He has crazy comic instincts,” Dave concludes.
Who knew Prince was such a laugh riot?!
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Source: E! News