Suuuure you aren’t. Suuuure.
Apparently, Zooey Deschanel wants EVERYBODY to know that she’s nothing like her character Jess in real life, so let it go (blinks eyes, wears vintage dress). The star tells Huffington Post Via Us Weekly:
“I don’t always identify, perhaps, with the way that I’m portrayed in certain public contexts. I try to stay away from that sort of thing,” she told the site, explaining that the word “adorkable” doesn’t reflect who she is offscreen. “That was something that was calculated, you know what I mean? That was our marketing department at Fox and they did a really good job with our first season, but that’s a word that describes the character that I play, not me. I don’t personally have identification with that word myself.”
But also, you know, she doesn’t care what people think! She’s spunky and her own woman!
“I know that sounds crazy because you’re supposed to care about what people think of you, I guess, as an actor, but I really don’t,” Deschanel, who is pregnant with her first child, told The HuffPost. “Obviously I’m grateful for all of the opportunities that I’ve had thus far, including New Girl, but I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who knows me use that word to describe me, so it’s not of any consequence to me.”
And she also wants you to know she LIKES a break from quirky. You know, to play another quirky character in…SHOCKER, an indie film:
“It’s nice to be able to do something different from what I’ve been doing for the last five years on TV. It used to be that I’d play a lot of different characters, so it’s nice to get the opportunity to do something really different, too, because of how much playing one character -– as fun as it is -– is kind of the same thing every day,” she said of her role in upcoming indie flick The Driftless Area. “It’s nice to get to stretch.”
The jig is up Jess- I mean, Zooey. Just embrace the fact that you’re exactly the character you play on TV. If you REALLY wanted to break the mold, you’d do some crazy drama where you play an overweight serial killer with a shaved head or something. And YEAH, I’d watch that.
Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 9:09am
Filed under Zooey Deschanel