Emmys 2012: ‘New Girl’ Stars Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield Dish on Their Emmy Plans

Crystal Bell | September 21, 2012 - 6:10 pm

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Are New Girl co-stars Max Greenfield and Zooey Deschanel planning to coordinate their looks at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night?

Well, if the decision was up to funny man Greenfield, the Fox sitcom duo would be the talk of the Emmys — complete with matching tuxedo nails.

“I think it’s something that people are going to be excited about and that people are going to talk about,” teased Greenfield in an interview with Celebuzz. “We don’t want to make too much of a splash so that we take away from the event. You know, we don’t want the Emmys to be all about Max and Zooey — but it will be talked about.”

Jokes aside, Greenfield, a first-time Emmy nominee, will be documenting his big night… for Gwyneth Paltrow?

When he’s not rehearsing scenes for his hit sitcom or writing, directing and starring in his own web series for AXE, Greenfield is an avid reader of Paltrow’s lifestyle newsletter GOOP.  Now that he and “GP” — as he affectionately calls the actress — are on friendly terms, he’s even going to give GOOP readers the inside scoop on Emmy night.

“It’s all going to be documented — everything that goes into such an event and prepping myself for such an event will be documented in this GOOP piece,” said Greenfield. “I think maybe I’ll take a few pictures that night, but I don’t want to be that annoying guy with his camera all night.”

For Greenfield, the thought of even being nominated for an Emmy is unbelievable. “It felt like a very big 180,” he said, noting that just two years ago his biggest role had been playing a young Sandy Cohen in an episode of The OC. But to be nominated alongside his New Girl co-star Deschanel is even more incredible.

“We were emailing back and forth the entire day,” he recalled. “We just couldn’t believe it.”

As for Deschanel — who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy — she notes that while she doesn’t have a speech prepared yet, she’s not going to worry about that just yet.

“We work crazy hours, and I try to keep things as low-key as possible because it makes me less nervous,” the actress told Celebuzz and a group of reporters during a Fox conference call. “And I try to just have a good time while getting ready. It’s silly to get upset about anything because the whole thing is supposed to be fun. It’s a treat that we’re all getting appreciated, and it should be something that we all enjoy. So I never freak out. It’s not work — It’s fun.”

What about Deschanel’s Emmy dress? The comedy actress nominee revealed that the dress will have the same vintage look as her 2011 Emmys ensemble. “I think it’s a really great dress, and I’m really excited,” she said.

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