The New Girl star, who graced the red carpet in a black Dolce & Gabbana dress with white polka dots, told The Hollywood Reporter which show originally inspired her to make the move from film to series work.
“Watching 30 Rock was what made me want to get into TV, because I watched that show and I thought, ‘God, that actually looks like fun,’ ” said Deschanel. “I watched that show and I just thought how great TV comedy could be at its apex. Now there are so many great shows, it’s amazing.”
Fellow cover girl Mindy Kaling, keeping with the night’s trend of wearing black, arrived in a Badgley Mischka dress and dished on some of the actresses she admires. “Julia Louis-Dreyfuss andLupita Nyong’o are sort of my two favorite people right now,” Kaling told THR. “Julia is so funny and so smart. Her acceptance speeches are the best. And Lupita, we’re both technically actresses, but what she does is so far away from anything I could ever do. I just admire it so much. She’s so beautiful and fashionable, so I find that very fun to watch.”
On Tuesday night, The Mindy Project dropped a major bombshell for its winter finale episode, “Desert.” [WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.] After two seasons of building up sexual tension between Mindy Lahiri (star and creator Mindy Kaling) and Danny Castellano (Chris Messina), the show finally delivered a raunchy makeout session between the two, during a flight from Los Angeles to New York.
Mindy Kaling spoke with Us Weekly about the episode and that “ass-grabbing” kiss at the Elle Women in Television event on Jan. 22.
Kaling, 34, argued to Us that Mindy and Danny’s onscreen lip-lock was much more passionate than another very famous sitcom smooch.
“I was in The Office when Jim and Pam kissed, and that was a very chaste, romantic kiss,” she told Us. “And this was, like there was sexual tension building up, and this was it exploding. I thought while the episode had romantic parts to it, but I thought the kiss was actually more of like a makeout.”
+ Jen Klein Summer Party – 8/11/13
+ 2013 Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party – 9/09/13
+ Leaving “The Today Show” – 9/17/13
+ 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – 9/22/13
+ The Young Storytellers Foundation’s 10th Annual “Biggest Show” – 10/12/13
+ GQ “Men of the Year” Party – 11/12/13
+ “Saving Mr. Banks” LA Premiere – 12/09/13
+ Special Screening of “Saving Mr. Banks” with BJ Novak – 12/18/13
+ Special Performance And Sing-Along With Richard Sherman And The Cast Of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” – 11/08/13
+ 14th Annual AFI Awards – 1/10/14
+ 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards – 1/16/14
+ The Weinstein Company & Netflix’s 2014 SAG After Party – 1/18/14