Olivia Munn is going from a fast-paced newsroom to a “sexy, charming” girlfriend as the love interest of Nick on “New Girl.”
Munn, who has played Sloan Sibbith, an economist with her own show on HBO’s “The Newsroom” for 10 episodes, will now appear on the Fox sitcom “New Girl” as the girlfriend of bartender Nick (Jake Johnson,) who is roommates with Jess (Zooey Deschanel), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Winston (Lamorne Morris.)
As reported by Deadline, Munn, 32, will have a guest role on “New Girl” as Angie, described as a girlfriend who is “sexy, charming and can hold her own with the group.”
It’s unclear how many episodes Munn is signed on for inh “New Girl.” Episodes of the Fox sitcom featuring the actress and former “Attack of the Show” host are expected to start airing in November, according to Access Hollywood.
The season premiere of “New Girl” aired Tuesday night, with 5.2 million viewers tuning in, according to Entertainment Weekly. That figure is down 44 percent from the sitcom’s series premiere last year, the publication reported.
Munn’s arc on “New Girl” will not be interfering with her role on “The Newsroom,” according to Deadline. She’ll be filming episodes for the Fox sitcom before the HBO series begins production on Season 2, the website reported.
Munn has been one of Hollywood’s breakout stars over the last year, appearing in “Magic Mike” and “Babymakers” in 2012. The 32-year-old actress is in a relationship with Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, who stars in “The Killing” on AMC.
Munn also had roles in 2010’s “Date Night” and “Iron Man 2.”