Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon Levitt are absolutely perfect together

If this was Ryan Gosling and [Random Disneyland Companion], I would be yelling and pulling out my hair right now. But my affection for Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt has NEVER been higher at this moment in time. I absolutely love Zooey on The New Girl, and a few weeks ago, I saw 50/50 and fell in love with JGL hard. Like, I want him. And if I can’t have him, I want to watch Joe and Zooey make out a little. Anyway, they starred together in 500 Days of Summer (which is totally worth watching if you haven’t seen it), and they’ve known each other for years. So, of course, JGL stopped by Zooey’s place and recorded a song with her. Try not to squeal when he flashes his dimples at her. Try not to coo when they give each other these absolutely magical looks. Aw…..

Try not to watch it a million times. I already have. I love them. Both. They need to make babies together, like, right now. Anyway, Zooey posted the video the site that she‘s somehow associated with (?), Hello Giggles. Here’s what she wrote:

I have known Joe Gordon-Levitt for going on 12 years. We first met in the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called Manic, where we bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since.

When we did 500 Days of Summer 8 years later, we spent every lunch hour dancing to Marvin Gaye in the hair and make up trailer; we had loads of fun. I hope to do a thousand more movies with him because he’s simply the best. But in the meantime, we made a little New Year’s duet for all of you! The original by Nancy Wilson. ENJOY! Don’t forget to check out Joe’s website http://hitrecord.org/

New Girl is back January 17 (my birthday) !

[From Hello Giggles]

So… they’ve known each other for more than a decade. Why not make babies together? Cute little hipster babies who are perfect and adorable. Sigh… I know I’m crushing hard on both of them, but Jesus, this is lovely.

Photos courtesy of WENN, archive images.

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  1. GoodCapon says:

    I would turn lesbian for Zooey.

  2. jj says:

    Omg i agree with everything you said! I saw this video yesterday and couldn’t stop smiling!

  3. Snowflake says:

    I’m totally with you on this Kaiser, I just watched “500 Days of Summer” and they are ADORABLE together. I’m a big fan of “The new girl” and have a crush on him since Inception…

  4. tripmom says:

    I find her annoying as hell, but she’s much more appropriate for him than ScarJo.

    • Tapioca says:

      I really can’t hate on her (I loved 500 and Tin Man), but dating her (public image!) would be like dating Clementine Krispybiscuits from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – the first time you go making snow angels at 4am it’s fun, the fourteenth time she rings you up to do “kooky” stuff at god-knows o’clock in the morning you probably want to strangle the bitch.


      They are adorbs together thou!

      • kazoo says:

        LMFAO omg. That’s one of my favorite movies ever but I totally agree with your assessment.

      • I Choose Me says:

        OMG! This. Thisity this!

      • Kelly says:

        F’ing hilarious. I believe you’re referring to the “manic pixie dream girl” trope. This term was coined to describe Kirsten Dunst’s character in Elizabethtown. To defend KD a teeny tiny bit (mostly because I love her wardrobe in that movie; I wear berets and trenchcoats all the time), I think it’s the law that every Cameron Crowe movie has to feature someone doing kooky stuff and twirling around in a circle, laughing.

        At any rate, Zooey is the epitome of the manic pixie dream girl (MPDG), and the twirling around and laughing and babydoll dresses and 24-hour phone calls does get old pretty quickly.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      She goes from adorable to annoying REALLY fast. Really liked The New Girl for the first few episodes but I already find her whole shtick grating. The show has just completely dropped off for me-too bad because it started out so promising. JGL is hot as all hell. God, I love dimples…

      • Ally says:

        The pilot was amazing. I was bummed that Damon Wayans Jr. didn’t continue into the actual series.

        If Zooey acted a little less like a whiny toddler (series) and more like a confused woman (pilot), I would like it better.

        As it is, the show is called New Girl, but the guys’ scenes are the best part of the show. Some of the best man fights ever filmed since Mr. Darcy and Mr. Cleaver had a punch-up by the fountain.

        I love Max Greenfield (Schmidt), who’s like a young Tom Cruise +charisma +comedy chops -crazy.

  5. mln76 says:

    Love this video soooo much. I have no plans to watch New Girl(I can only take Zooey in small doses) but when I saw this yesterday I kept my finger Xed that they are a couple.

  6. Sasha says:

    If they were into each other like that, I hate to say it but, wouldn’t it have happened by now? Maybe they see each other as brother and sister. JGL is wickedly talented but he doesn’t strike me as the ‘throw you down and give it to you’ type.. I don’t really see a fantastic amount of sex appeal there.. and if he’s messing with Scar then maybe Zooey is too girl-next-door for him.

    Of course I’d totally love to see them together!

  7. Zelda says:

    UGH–Zooey Deschenel has to stop. This cute and twee and “isn’t it hilarious that my band name is grammatically ADORABLE” and spewing quirky hipster quotables….
    Enough. You are over 30. Blinking and tilting your head will no longer pass as an actual personality.

  8. Rhiley says:

    I follow both on Facebook so saw this yesterday. I love it and love them. I think they are just good buds but JGL seems to kind of crush after Zooey, I think. Check out the rendition of The Wayward Wind Zooey did for JGL. So good. Anyway, they are a great pair and put me in te mood/mind to have a great 2012. But I agree, though, Zooey can only be taken in in very small doses. After listening to the She&Him Christmas Album over and over the past 2 weeks, it is almost time for a break.

    • shhhhjust says:

      “The Wayward Wind Zooey did for JGL” <<<- HUUUUUUUUUUUH???? she made that for him? huuuuuuuhh?????? omg.

  9. Jackie says:

    Women everywhere would kill to have a man look at them the way Joe looks at Zoe.

  10. question says:

    did she have a nose job? i watched “500 days of summer” last week, and her nose looked bigger (more bulbous?) than it does on “new girl” or in promo shots for it.

  11. Jennifer12 says:

    My husband knows if I ever meet JGL, all bets are off.

  12. normades says:

    I love JGL’s beard and man bulge in that outdoor shot.

    He seems like a really smart guy…not like those other actors who want you to think they’re smart, but really aren’t (*cough Leo, George, Ryans *)

  13. Riri says:

    I don’t know about a nose job, but what’s up with her lips?
    The upper one seems a bit distorted as she curling up towards the right (her left side).

    To be honset, I like him and never been a fan of hers.
    I didn’t like her character or acting in 500 days of summer.

  14. Nessa says:

    I love him. So much. She is super cute, too.

  15. shannon says:

    Zooey is one of the founders of Hellogiggles. Its a great site.

  16. DesertRose says:

    I agree. They were beyond cute in 500 Days of Summer, and that video, they look like they really do care for each other, if only in a friends way. But they would make the cutest little hipster babies.

  17. Stacia says:

    Ummm …look at him in that second pic…you see, you see what I’m looking at. Sure you do. I’m not a perv, I just happen notice these things. (hint) look below the waisteline. Besides that ..he’s super cute!

  18. DarkEmpress says:

    ok, that was super cute.

  19. Emma - the JP lover says:

    Joseph always looks stoned as heck to me.

  20. danielle says:

    He’s cute. She’s too d*mn old to be wearing a tiara. Actually, if you’re over 10 you might be too old to wear a tiara. But her voice is shockingly good.

  21. amurph says:

    All I know is that if JGL ever looked at me in any way where dimples show, I might die of the cutesy giggles or never stop jumping him. He’s just so adorable. And that video was also adorable. It’s nice to see long-standing loving friendships.

  22. Turd Fergussen says:


    The end.

  23. Helenny says:

    When they were on the set of 500 days of summer, they made a beautiful video. They dance together, and although you can tell they’re far from being professionals, it’s lovely. I watched it a hundred times, and it never fails to put me in a good mood.

  24. for real? says:

    i love him, cant stand her whinny voice… it drives me crazy! but i did see 500 days of summer it was a great movie and so was 50/50.

  25. E says:

    Hated 500 Days of Summer… I like her though (but my husband calls her the indie Natalie portman, which actually doesnt make sense after typing it) and I LOVE him. Particularly his taste in clothes on the red carpet. He kind of makes me melt.

  26. shawna says:

    he is high as a kite

  27. mercy says:

    I have a love/hate with her and the hate has been winning lately thanks to her insipid tv show, but I love this. They would make a much better couple than Joe and Scarjo, but I don’t think he has anything romantic going on with either one. He’s known both for a long time, Zoe is recently separated, and Scarjo is still in ‘trying to make my ex jealous’ mode.

  28. Rachel says:

    I do not like the twee hipster thing AT ALL, but I do like when people who seem to “match” get together (I know they’re not together, but I would approve it if it happened).

    The video is adorable.

  29. Coucou says:

    No further need to observe her played-out schtick, she bugged me enough when she guest-starred on Weeds.

  30. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I wanted to see this movie 500 but it got Bandwagony and my love for all things JGL couldn’t shake my determination not to see it.

    But they are vetty cute! And there is a natural chemistry.

  31. poppy says:

    she’s like a brunette dolly parton with her hair (fake).
    bangs trauma as well.
    she needs to add another dimension to her “personality” before she turns mutton dressed as lamb.

  32. podzol says:

    I’m a bit indifferent towards Deschanel but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Joe Gordon-Levitt. He’s a great actor (one of the few who transitioned so seamlessly from child actor to properly respected adult one) and Kaiser is so right in that he is everything the Gosling projects but isn’t. JGL is the real deal. (Plus, I watched Inception again the other day… SWOON).

  33. paranormalgirl says:

    Love Zooey Deschanel. Love “New Girl.” Love Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

  34. lrm says:

    her schtick is annoying, but she has a lovely voice/good musician.
    they are both talented.
    and i think he’s gay. [sadly, for women like me]….
    heard he was at the vic secret lingerie show not too long ago, with leo, lucas and someone else….it was too weird, along with the scar jo hookup; just did not make sense [seemed like 'forced straight image making stuff'].

    now that he is bigger, PR is making him do image stuff, i think.

    otherwise, he can work and lay lo in NYC and noone cares.

  35. irishserra says:

    They do look cute together and that was a cute video. Huh, and they’re both lefties apparently?

  36. Lindsey G. says:

    Sorry dear, but I find Zooey Deschanel to be one of the most insufferable actresses ever to appear onscreen, like ever. Watching her in 500 days of Summer, Yes Man, New Girl, etc. is like watching Deschanel stuck on repeat. She’s a bore.

    *PS I do love me some JGL*

  37. I Choose Me says:

    They do look cute together. You can see that they have lots of affection for each other and that video was so sweet. Sexual chemistry though? No. Her I like in small doses but him I absolutely love. Wonder who he’s dating. I know it’s not ScarJo. Does anyone know?

  38. mike says:

    I like JGL very much. Probably one of the best of his generation, unlike that overhyped d-bag Ryan Gosling.

    Here’s a news for ya, Ryan. Taking up MMA and roiding up like it’s gay porn isn’t gonna do one iota to change your d-bag hipster image.

  39. Rose says:

    AT ALL.

    so much so, that when the he-she band’s ‘baby, it’s cold outside’ song came on in a store and i recognized her voice, i stopped the cashier mid-swipe and ran out.

    I do love Joseph Gordon Levitt, though.

  40. Lairen says:

    I probably have a heart of stone, but that video just left me cold. I kind of have a thing against hipsters, though. They really bother me. I know I shouldn’t judge a whole group of people just because of their clothing and lifestyle choices, and I really try not to, but I just have this instinctual dislike towards any hipster I encounter. It’s a problem. I’m working on it.

  41. lola says:

    in all honesty, I thought zooey looked like JGL’s nanny in “500 days of summer.” he just looked so young still back then! But today? Like in this video? He finally looks age appropriate for her and it’s adorable. He’s just grown up to be lovely and dreamy,a far cry from his days on 3rd rock from the sun!

  42. DavidBowie says:

    I think I just died a little at how utterly adorable they are together. They both have amazing voices too. Sigh.

  43. whatevs says:

    hell i don’t even like them but jgl seems to be infatuated with her so i want them to date :D

  44. BerMan says:

    Sweet and lovely. Great pairing.
    Btw, New Years for me is solo..but I welcome 2012 as a higher and better things to come. Bring iT !!
    Have a Happy New Years to all, cheers!

  45. Shay Kay says:

    Is it o.k. if I get a secret thrill out of just saying JGL outloud?(There is nothing wrong with that man and I’ve looked HARD!)

  46. ManicPixieDreamGirl says:

    BEYOND ADORABLE! I just broke up with my guy of 2 years, so thank you for sharing this and totes cheering me up. I hope they get married and live happily ever after. :)

  47. Yasmine says:

    After her seperation from Ben Gibbard, she’s lost all the appeal. I just can’t explain why. JGL however, is like a fine wine…. he’s enjoyed best now that he’s matured. I agree with other people, the way he looks at her is genuine and priceless.

  48. Jag says:

    Maybe I hallucinated, but I thought he came out as gay this year? He’s adorable and a catch, no matter what!

  49. hater from Siloam Springs says:

    I hate everybody, and these two are just so nice. My only condition is that they get married for reals and not one of these sad, too-short affairs where, at the end, we feel bad because of course it doesn’t work out – they are famous people.

    They should consult Sean Connery or something to see to it that they never get divorced, and then make a movie about their life together which would kill us all becuase it would be perfect. But we would die happy.

  50. JaneWonderfalls says:

    You know what is funny, I have always held the torch for ZD, I remember several months ago, it was so much hate toward her from the commenters and CB, so now everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and pretending to be so in love with her.. Wow people are superficial and bi-polar. I have always been a true fan of ZD, but really people the only reason you favor her now is because CB likes her now. Make up your own mind, I hate this one mind mentality …

    • My NYResolution says:

      Agreed, like with Dickamatized and ‘Empress Zee’. They were both embarrassing, stupid and cringworthy first time around by the original person who coined it, so why do the sheep adopt the childish, pathetically embarrassing terms and regurgitate like sheep as if its cool? Totally uncool.

    • I’ve been a huge fan of her like… forever. “Manic,” “The Good Girl,” “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” I even went to see that awful movie “The Happening” just because she was in it. I also remember a lot of disdain thrown her way by people now singing a different tune.

  51. Fabgrrl says:

    They are so boning! Right now, these two are having cute, giggly sex on a bed with retro 70s sheets, while music from some band-you’ve-probably-never-heard of plays in the background.

  52. Callumna says:

    He’s still a space teen in my head. I cannot go blonde Florida teacher on him.

    They’re too gender similar for me as well.

    It’s like twins dating. It’s like watching a Youtube of two newborn kittens rolling around a ball of yarn, I don’t want that to turn into adult cat porn.

  53. leslilly says:

    They WOULD be a cute couple in real life. Here’s to hoping!

    Btw, Zooey’s show is “New Girl”, not “The New Girl”. Yeah, I’m a stickler.

  54. leslilly says:

    Also, I think we’re going to have to go on hoping they’re a couple…I get that “just friends” vibe from them. I also think the adorable JGL plays for the home team.

  55. Nan209 says:

    I want to pinch their cheeks! So freakin’ cute.

  56. Maritza says:

    They would make a perfect couple if only it were true.

  57. Dani says:

    1. Seeing this makes me feel sorry for Ben Gibbard. I don’t know if they said their split was mutual, but I could definitely seeing it happening under her initiation.

    2. While I think that JGL and ZD would make a great couple, something tells me that ZD is going to pair up with her co-star Nick from the New Girl.

    3. JGL is so cute. He has the best smile in all of Hollywood.

  58. My NYResolution says:

    Never heard of her, but how is her name pronounced? Zooy (as in an animal zoo) or Zoe as in the female name Zohee?

  59. Sakyiwaa says:

    I love JGL. Love 500 days of summer! Inception! They wud be cute!

  60. Andrea says:

    I always remember him from Angels in the Outfield…he was adorable!! Also in 10 things I hate about you which I have watched about 1000 times…anyway I have a huge crush on him since Inception. He looks like he’s good in bed :)

  61. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    JGL has a great smile, he beams – Zooey looks just like Katy Perry. It would be interesting to see a movie featuring JGL and RDJ.

  62. PandaBear says:

    they haven’t gotten together yet because she was in a relationship with and then married to ben gibbard! but she is recently divorced and we can all hope these two get together after an appropriate amount of time for her. i think she curls her upper lip like that in order to sing in the old-timey voice such as this song, but not always.

  63. Camille says:

    So adorable. I love them, wish they were a r/l couple. Sigh. :)

    Also I love Zooey’s hair style, so freakin cute.

  64. Delilah says:

    Too Late.. I watched it a million times… I don’t adore Zoey but Joseph Gordon Lewitt is perfect. Eatable.