Here comes the bride! …We think.
Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) may have taken their relationship to the next level, but will friend Cece (Hannah Simone) and fiancé Shivrang (Satya Bhabha) be able to do the same, making it to the altar without an altercation? (We’re looking at you, Schmidt!) That’s the big question on Tuesday’s season finale episode of “New Girl.”
“There’s a horse in the episode. There’s a badger in the episode. Taylor Swift is in the episode. And Nick and Jess come to a crossroads of their relationship, and a decision is made,” Johnson explained.
It’s been well-publicized that the “22” singer would be appearing on the season finale as a mysterious wedding guest named Elaine, but a badger?
“The badger is very cool. There was a real badger,” Johnson confirmed, adding that the little critter was courteous enough to bring his own snacks to set. “I don’t know if you know this … to keep the badger in a good mood [is] fed mice heads. Lamorne [Morris] and I were next to it, so [the handler] started feeding it, and Lamorne goes, ‘What’s that? Can I feed it?’ And she goes, ‘It’s just a bunch of mice heads.’ It’s disgusting. So when you watch it, I want you to think of that sweet little badger devouring the heads of nice mice, not like disgusting mice.”
Sure, okay. We’ll do that. (Not really.) But maybe we should get back to Swift. What was it like having the starlet on set?
“She was there for only a couple hours. The unbelievable part, the thing I’m most excited about having Taylor Swift is that she signed to a new management company,” Johnson teased. “She switched from her long-time agent. This is breaking news. She is now represented by Jakey J and Maxy G’s 110 Percent Management. We take 35 percent of your income because we give you 110 percent of our energy, focus and love. And, on set, Taylor was just killing it as an actress and singer/songwriter, and Max [Greenfield] and I got to talking to her, and she said, ‘Yeah.’ ”
In fact, Johnson’s already envisioning a safe and sound future for the 23-year-old.
“Taylor Swift is about to be the biggest star in Hollywood thanks to us,” he said. “I think this kid has real star potential.”
The “New Girl” season finale airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Fox.