Taylor Swift’s New Girl Appearance: First Look

2 May

When it was announced that Taylor Swift was going to guest star on the New Girl season 2 finale my initial reaction was apprehension as it felt like stunt casting. This isn’t to say that I have anything against Swift (“Red” has been on constant rotation since it was released) and I find her rather fascinating, but my worry was whether she would add anything to New Girl beyond “Oh hey it’s Taylor Swift.” What makes the casting more intriguing is that Swift isn’t playing herself even though she has been referenced a couple of times on the show (Nick dancing to “22” is a sight to behold), instead she’s appearing as a former girlfriend of Cece’s fiancé Shivrang. Entertainment Weekly has got a first look at this guest appearance and it takes place at Cece and Shivrang’s wedding. Spoilers ahead.

NewGirl-Ep255_ElaineBigDay-ScTaylor_00799.JPGSwift’s character is called Elaine and it’s probably not a coincidence that the title of the episode is “Elaine’s Big Day” and Schmidt isn’t the only one planning to sabotage the wedding. Jess is the maid of honor and has her own personal issues to deal with as she is trying to figure out what is going on with Nick (after that HUGE moment this week). It’s a sitcom wedding so expect a mixture of comedy and drama as well as heartfelt declarations.

New Girl creator Liz Meriwether was super complimentary about the singer and tries to reassure viewers about this casting telling Entertainment Weekly “She kind of came and nailed it. We love bringing in guest stars, but we really try to make it feel like they’re part of the show and it’s not just stunt casting.” Meriwether also teases that Swift “did a little bit of a riff on one of her songs.” Please let it be “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift appearing on New Girl?


3 Responses to “Taylor Swift’s New Girl Appearance: First Look”

  1. a May 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    i bet speak now is the song she’s talking about


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