This month, actress Zooey Deschanel graces the February 2013 cover of Glamour magazine, looking more glamorous than her usual “indie/dorky” self, and we love it!
The 33-year-old star opens up about transitioning to TV with her hit show “New Girl” has given her more exciting opportunities she didn’t find in film. Deschanel explained that she was fine with being a “supporting actress,” not an “A-list actress,” (which WE don’t think is true), but that television has given her more cred (including a producing credit on “New Girl,” hey yo!).
She didn’t have a lot to say about her divorce from Death Cab For Cutie’s frontman Ben Gibbard, but she did have a lot to say about being thin- and how actresses have gotten so, so slender over the course of her career. Though Zooey herself doesn’t feel the pressure to look a certain way, she says actresses have “definitely gotten thinner over the course of [her] lifetime.”
“Women I admired growing up— Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny—much, much too skinny,” she told Glamour.
“I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe,” she said.
I guess…but you still only admired people who were beautiful and thin, Miss D! Come on. Another thing she’s been under fire for is her “look,” which is often called self-infantilizing. To this, Zooey says:
“I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f–king feminist and wear a f–king Peter Pan collar. So f–king what?”
I’m not sure in what universe a Peter Pan collar is “feminine,” but I hope you put some action behind those words, Zooey! Viva la Revolucion!
For more pics like the ones below, plus more of her interview, go HERE!