Monday, August 3, 2009

Zooey Deschanel on Bones... maybe, eventually, hopefully

Kristen at E!:

Lyndsey in Redondo Beach, Calif.: I heard a rumor that Emily Deschanel's sister Zooey might be on Bones. True or false?
Will you accept a "hopefully"? We heard the same thing about the lovely Zooey Deschanel, so we asked her sister Emily at Comic-Con, and she told us this: "We've been trying to get her on. We haven't figured that out yet. She's a very busy person." Added Bones show runner Hart Hanson, "We've actually written parts that she can do, and then it doesn't work out. We'll just keep trying."

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really do NOT want to see Zooey on Bones, it is just nepotism

Jen said...

i think it would be great.

Stephanie said...

Emily's father directing could be called nepotism, too, and no one complained about that. I would LOVE for Zooey to be on Bones because I'd love to see the sisters act together. They seem to have a great relationship off-screen, so I'd like to see them on-screen together. I hope it works out someday.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to see that. Write a part for her that she hooks up with Booth romantically. Now wouldn't that be interesting?

prixvv said...

Yes! please please!

Anonymous said...

No way should Zooey get a part written for her just because she is Emily's sister. Not fair on other actress' out there auditioning everyday.

Kate said...

Listen, Anons. If you're going to write nothing but negative complaints, at least have the guts to sign your name.

That said, how is it unfair to other actresses to write a part specifically for Zooey? How is it unfair to do that, but not unfair to write a part specifically for Stephen Fry or Cyndi Lauper?

(I know, I know. Don't feed the trolls.)

Wendy said...

Zooey Deschanel would essentially be stunt casting as she would bring her own fans that don't watch Bones regularly and introduce them to the show. As Kate said, she's a star in her own right like Stephen Fry. She would not be taking just any old part like the actress of the street. It would be written specifically for her.

And I think they would make it fun and memorable. Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

I love the deschanel siters, and would love to see them on screen together.She should play a brainy intern. That would be cool.

Anonymous said...

Booth needed a therapist and one was written. Stephen Fry was only casted after the character was written. It wasn't written for him. I don't agree with a family member of a star getting a character written especially for them. Jmo

Louise said...

I'm going to go ahead, with name intact, and say that I'd hate for Zooey to be cast as well. I'm getting a bit sick of all these gimmicks with Bones, and I hate it when things come in from outside the Bones universe.

They should should continue to make a great, self-contained tv show. Bringing in characters from other tv shows or actors from their personal lives is just distracting, and as I say, gimmicky.

Fi said...

Hmm, to a certain extent I can see what Louise means about how an appearance by Zooey could be seen as a bit of a gimmick. But, then again, any Zooey fans who may not normally tune it to Bones may watch because of her, then get hooked like the rest of us!

I don't think it would be nepotism, per se. Zooey is an established, busy actress in her own right, and doesn't need Emily's help in getting her a job. In fact, because of Zooey's busy schedule, she's not been able to appear yet in Bones. Also, as others have said, the role would be written with her in mind, so it's not like she would be taking a job from another actress.

It would be interesting to see in what kind of role Zooey would appear e.g would she be a relative of Brennan's? I would like to see Zooey pop in Bones as long as it was well written. Sometimes, some hyped episodes tend not to work and the episode/script has a 'tried-too-hard' feel to it. However, I do hope that between everyone's schedules Zooey can make an appearance and I'm optimistic it would work!

Stephanie said...

I agree with Fi. Stunt casting like this is fine by me as long as its well-written and works with the show. I'm really curious to see what they'd do with Zooey. I imagine they'd probably want to put her and Emily together as much as possible, but who knows? The only way I could see her character being related to Brennan (and having it not be stupid) is if she's somehow involved in a case and Booth or Brennan find out she's Brennan's cousin. Brennan does have two aunts that she only learned about in Season Two, so I think that could work. But I'm really curious to see what kind of role they'd write for Zooey.

Anonymous said...

Saw 500 Days of Summer the other night...was really quite funny and cute. Zooey was awesome and I couldn't help but notice similar gestures and pronunciation of sounds to Emily! Too funny!

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