Move over Zooey Deschanel, there's a “New Girl” in town.
Country singing phenomenon Taylor Swift is set to make an appearance on the season two finale of “New Girl,” Entertainment Weekly reported Thursday.
The 23-year-old singer will be starring alongside Deschanel’s quirky character “Jess” in the May 14 episode of the Fox comedy.
The story line of Swift’s episode, currently titled “Downtown Abbey Christmas Special (Part II),” is unknown. The singer is confirmed to be playing Elaine, an “important guest” at the wedding of two of the show's characters, Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha).
Swift is scheduled to start filming next week.
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Deschanel hasn’t made any mention of her new co-star, but she did express her excitement on Twitter of working with return guest star and Oscar nominee Rob Reiner earlier in the week.
This is the not the first time Swift has acted outside of her music videos, having appeared alongside one-time boyfriend Taylor Lautner as a love-obsessed track star in “Valentine’s Day” and guest starring on “CSI” in 2009.
While promoting her voice-acted role in the 2012 animated film “The Lorax,” Swift said scripts have to really appeal to her in order for her to step away from her first love, music.
“I’ve been reading scripts for the past five years ... I have to really, really want to be in a movie if I’m going to commit to it because I love music so much and it would be making time for it. So if you see me in a movie it will be because I really love the script,” she said.
Swift is currently on her national “Red” tour with “Give Me Love” singer Ed Sheeran. Rolling Store called the singer’s March 27 show in Newark, N.J., a success and referred to Swift as a “true arena-rock goddess."
Let’s hope Swift’s “New Girl” performance will produce equally sparkling reviews.
“New Girl” airs on Fox Tuesday and Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.