"I know that I definitely need to rest," she says, adding that music seems to be calling more than film. "I really want to bet back into the studio. I have a lot of stuff I want to record and a lot of songs I've written."
Being part of the New Girl hasn't stopped her from those other pursuits -- she released a Christmas album with She & Him collaborator M. Ward in November -- but it has dramatically changed the 32-year-old's schedule.
"It's a real marathon," she says. "We've been doing it for 7 months, every day, but it's been so fun. I love getting to create a character over a long period of time."