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'New Girl's' Max Greenfield on Golden Globe nod, high-fives with Ed Harris

December 13, 2012|By Yvonne Villarreal
  • Actor Max Greenfield plays the neurotic ladies man Schmidt on Fox's "New Girl."
Actor Max Greenfield plays the neurotic ladies man Schmidt on Fox's… (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles…)

Max Greenfield, who plays "New Girl's" resident Jewish assassin/neurotic ladies man Schmidt, isn't quite convinced his character would categorize a Golden Globe nomination as the ultimate Hanukkah gift.

"It would be up there," a hoarse-voiced Greenfield said early Thursday morning. "The real gift would be in the type of tuxedo that is involved or what ladies are in attendance. Also, a high-five from Ed Harris would be the bow on the present."

The 32-year-old actor said he got word of his nomination via a phone call at 5:30 a.m. -- though he had been up much earlier due to an arm-punching daughter who was already up.

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But he wouldn't have it any other way.  "It's great. I get to play an idiot for a living and get recognized for it. It's like going to a playground every day."

The next question is whether his character's book, "The Douche Journals, Volume One" merits a follow-up with this recent accomplishment.

"This calls for a Volume 2," Greenfield joked.  And what would Schmidt do if he were to take home the statue?

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"He would say, 'I'd just like to thank the little people.'"

OK, but what would Greenfield say?

(A beat)

"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press."


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