Singer-actress Zooey Deschanel will combine her two occupations this fall on Fox, having written and recorded the theme song to the show she will star in, "New Girl."
Deschanel, known for music-centric films such as "(500) Days of Summer" and "Almost Famous" and who is one half of She & Him, plays a newly single woman who moves in with three guys eager to meet her friends. An overly emotional sort, Deschanel's character sings whenever she is overwhelmed.
"It's just a part of how she expresses herself," Deschanel told the Television Critics' Association Friday in Los Angeles during Fox's panel on the new show. "They're songlets -- they come spontaneously" to the character. The songs she sings are written into the script.