The man in question is 48-year-old actor Dermot Mulroney, who according to TV Line plays Russell, a “handsome, intelligent and wealthy gentleman who also happens to be the father of one of Jess’ [Deschanel] students.” In this scene, Jess’ car breaks down, and, naturally, Russell comes to her rescue. The quirky actress is wearing a bold pair of Chromatic Gallerie red pumps in the ‘lipsticky situation’ hue in this scene.
New Girl has been one of the few breakout hits of the new season. It was recently up for two Golden Globes, including Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Deschanel).
Meanwhile, though Jess’ love life appears to be heating up, the same cannot be said of Zooey’s. The actress recently filed for divorce from her husband, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, after separating on Halloween.
Check out picks of Zooey and Dermot on set, then tell us: Do you think they’ll make a good match on screen?