Jake Johnson Talks New Girl: 'There's A Big Nick-Jess Development' Coming Soon

Fans of "New Girl" love to watch the growing chemistry between series stars Zooey Deschanel (as Jess) and Jake Johnson's Nick, and the actor says the dynamics of their on-screen relationship are about to change.

"There's a big Nick-Jess development [on its way]," Nick told Entertainment Weekly's Inside TV blog of an upcoming episode.

PLAY IT NOW: Zooey Deschanel Reacts To Her 2013 Golden Globe Nomination For New Girl

While he wasn't at liberty to share too many details, the actor hinted Nick and Jess' relationship may take a romantic turn quickly (though Nick is currently dating Angie, played by Olivia Munn, while Jess just reunited with Sam, played by David Walton).

"I think something potentially could happen sooner rather than later," he said, adding that the episode is "probably two months from airing."

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Max Greenfield: New Girl’s Schmidt

"It's kind of sexy-pants," he added with a laugh.

Jake also praised Zooey (who earned a Golden Globe nomination this week for her portrayal of the "adorkable" Jess), for helping to steer the FOX comedy in the right direction from get-go.

"I think Zooey understood what the show was at the beginning. The show launched on her shoulders," he said.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Primetime Hunks: The Hottest Guys On Television!

"New Girl" airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX.

-- Erin O'Sullivan

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Everyone’s Favorite ‘New Girl’ Zooey Deschanel

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Celebrity News - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 1:47 AM PHT
    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce’s #Flawless image is embroiled in controversy once again. On Wednesday, a web site called The Beyonce World leaked 224 allegedly raw photos of the musician. The images showed Bey in full makeup for the 2013 L’Oreal ad campaign — but with the kinds of “imperfections” we all have — beauty marks, bumps, creases. In the wake of Cindy Crawford’s unretouched photos, the images have been praised by critics of a beauty industry that sets impossibly high standards, standards that Queen Bey …

  • Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    omg - Sat, Feb 14, 2015 12:14 AM PHT
    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    The 25-year-old released the video for her third cut from platinum selling album 1989. …

  • My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    Write Away - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 2:29 PM PHT
    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    For my mother-in-law Mrs. Elsa Yrastorza Yuzon, flying and soaring in the skies is part of her normal routine. But it reached new heights when Pope Francis boarded Shepherd One. …