For her triumphant return to television, Zooey Deschanel gets Meta with it. In the upcoming third season of Apple TV+’s period drama Physical, Deschanel will play Kelly, a network sitcom star trying to break into the red-hot aerobics industry of the 1980s (via The Hollywood Reporter). Deschanel will appear alongside series star Rose Byrne, who plays Sheila Rubin, a disaffected housewife who enters the spandex-covered world of fitness.
Season 2 of “Physical” ended on the cliffhanger that a new competitor had come to threaten Sheila’s new business. It is quite possible that Kelly is the new competition with her TV star. Deschanel himself knows all about balancing TV stardom with business; The same year the actress began starring in New Girl, she co-founded the website HelloGiggles. In 2015, the company was acquired by Time Inc (via The Los Angeles Times).
Deschanel will surely bring her sparkling spark to “Physical,” especially when she plays a magnetic fitness mogul. Watch out Sheila’s bodysuit. It’s Jess!
https://www.looper.com/1052650/zooey-deschanel-finally-steps-into-her-first-tv-role-since-new-girl/ Zooey Deschanel is finally stepping into her first TV role since New Girl