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03/27/2012 05:53 pm ET

Dermot Mulroney On Joining 'New Girl' As Jess's New Love Interest (VIDEO)

Dermot Mulroney is the latest love interest "New Girl" has brought in to woo Zooey Deschannel's character Jess. Mulroney plays a wealthy older banker named Russell Schiller, whose daughter is Jess's student. And as Mulroney told "Good Day LA," (weekdays, 9 a.m. PT on Fox) his character's age and socioeconomic status have thus far prevented him from fully integrating into the gang.

"Well I think they did the best they could to incorporate me into their group, but I was more of a radical splinter group to that core," he quipped.

Mulroney praised the quality of the show's production. "It's a unique experience, in particular how they shoot this show ... It's a single camera sitcom, so you go outside and see wind blowing their hair, so it's real. So it has that other quality," he said. When Jillian Reynolds brought up a "Friends" guest spot he made years ago, Mulroney contrasted the different styles. "That of course [was] on a stage with an audience," he noted.

The approach "New Girl" takes more time to shoot a scene, Steve Edwards observed, something Mulroney is fine with. "I love what I do, I'd rather work than sleep most of the time anyway."

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