Actress Carla Gugino to “Romance” Schmidt on ‘New Girl’ This Fall


Actress Carla Gugino will have a multi-episode arc on the popular FOX sitcom New Girl, playing Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) new superior. But there is so much more to her than meets the eye. As viewers of the comedy know, Schmidt has been, shall we say, involved with the boss before, but his new boss Emma (Gugino) is going to be altogether different.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Emma may seem sweet, but she is actually a high-powered sex freak, who will force Schmidt to sign a contract that binds him to her (ala the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ novel).

Gugino, most recently seen on the USA Network mini-series ‘Political Animals’, will appear in three episodes of ‘New Girl’, starting sometime in November.

Among her other credits are guest roles in TV shows such as ‘Justified’, ‘Californication’ and ‘Entourage’ as well as lead roles in the short-lived dramas ‘Threshold’ and ‘Karen Sisco’. Her movie credits include ‘Watchmen’, ‘Sin city’, ‘Race to Witch Mountain’, ‘Sucker Punch’ and ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’.

‘New Girl’ will return for its sophomore season on FOX starting on September 25 with two episodes; the first airing at 8/7c and the second episode airing in the show’s regular timeslot of 9/8c.