First reported at DrFunkenberry.com — which cited an anonymous source at the show — Prince will play himself on the third-season comedy. The idea is that the “New Girl” characters will somehow interact with one of Prince’s superstar house parties. Additionally, Prince will somehow come between Jess and Nick in their relationship (according to E! Online)
“Prince actually reached out to the show,” the source says. “He is a big fan and wanted to do it. We were blown away and agreed immediately.”
Support for the possibility of Prince on “New Girl” first appeared on the Twitter account of Hannah Simone, who plays Cece on the show. On Wednesday (Dec. 11), the actress posted the following:
Big Deal Alert! Exciting news coming tomorrow…..
— Hannah Simone (@HannahSimone) December 12, 2013
It does seem that this big news may indeed have been about Prince’s casting — a retweet from Prince’s band, Third Eye Girl, supports that.