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Jake Johnson Talks Drunk Acting and the New Girl Audition Process

23 Apr

New Girl isn’t back until next Tuesday, but don’t despair as Jake Johnson joins Paul F. Tompkins on his YouTube series Speakeasy to discuss his forthcoming movie Drinking Buddies, the New Girl audition process and his improv background. It’s a relaxed interview and while the pair enjoy a Stoli on ice with a bit of lime Johnson reveals that the road to Nick Miller was a long one beginning with New Girl creator Liz Meriwether recommending him for the part (thanks to working together on No Strings Attached) to a very long audition process (which appears to be the norm during pilot season). He also discusses what the atmosphere is like on set as there is a lot of good natured teasing when anyone screws up from both the cast and crew. With performing this kind of material you should be having fun with the material and each other and it seems like this is very much the case on New Girl.

For a bonus here is Jake Johnson recreating some popular Internet memes including Grumpy Cat (who did it better Jake Johnson or Alison Brie?)

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