ZOOEY DESCHANEL CHAT IN COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE
Zooey Deschanel covers the June issue of Cosmopolitan, on stands May 12. The New Girl star, currently pregnant with her first child with fiancée Jacob Pechenik, spoke to the magazine about why she won’t be posing in a “body after baby” photo shoot, what she thinks of the #AskHerMore Twitter campaign, and why now is a great time for women in television.
For more of Zooey Deschanel's exclusive interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the issue on newsstands May 12th.
On achieving success:
“I’m very focused. I work all the time, but I do what I love and I don’t care what people think of it. You don’t become successful by trying to be ‘a success.’ You become successful by doing things that give you pleasure. That’s a hallmark of mine.”
On not posing for a “body after baby” tabloid photo shoot:
“Haven’t we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month? I will not be that person. I’ve always gone my own course and never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look. I don’t buy into that skinny-is-better mentality. I just eat healthy and work out and don’t worry about my weight too much. Actresses aren’t models, and most of them never wanted to be.”
On women in television:
“It’s a good time for women on TV. We can be funny in our own way…and funny doesn’t mean just one thing. Funny isn’t just one-liners. It’s big personalities and individualism.”
On the #AskHerMore Twitter campaign during Awards season:
“I’m all for people asking actresses more intelligent questions. Just because you’re wearing a nice dress doesn’t mean you don’t have any ideas. It’s a shame to reduce smart, talented women to clothes models. But you can be a feminist and femmy. I don’t see how those things contradict each other.”