New Girl favourite Jake Johnson has revealed why the sitcom's cast never spent any time together outside of shooting.
Running from 2011 to 2018, New Girl also featured the likes of Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris, but their on-screen camaraderie didn't result in them seeing each other all that much when they weren't on set.
"I've never hung out with Max Greenfield or Lamorne Morris outside of work," he said. "Not once. I've never hung out with Damon Wayans Jr.
"Mind you, if we are shooting on location then we all go out to eat. We all like each other," he insisted.
"But the only time Max, Larmone and I have ever gone out to eat is we were doing some photoshoot and we all went and got a bite to eat, and it was a mistake because another table of people saw the cast of New Girl doing bits with each other..."
Johnson went on to add that the entertainment industry doesn't necessarily provide space for regular friendships.
"In this business, we don't see each other," he said. "I've got the friends who I see on a regular basis and then I've got the friends who I work with, who I really like, but the only time we see each other is like this.
"Max and I text all the time but if he tried to FaceTime me on a Wednesday, I would write like, 'Leave me alone'.
"If he said, 'This if for a podcast nobody will watch', I'd say, 'Wednesday at 10.30!' And I don't know why that is."
New Girl airs on E4 in the UK.
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