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Zooey Deschanel Covers 'Glamour' February 2013

Zooey Deschanel Covers 'Glamour' February 2013

Zooey Deschanel is lovely in a Prabal Gurung dress on the cover of Glamour magazine’s February 2013 issue, on newsstands January 8.

Here’s what the 32-year-old New Girl star had to share with the mag:

On making the transition to television:
“I’m just going where the material is. Some of the smartest people run the network I’m on. People sometimes say, ‘Oh, you were a movie star,’ and I’m like, ‘No, I was a supporting actress.’ I wasn’t an A-list actress, and I’m fine with that. I’m proud of what I did in film. But getting to do the stuff that I was passionate about was such an uphill battle. If New Girl had been a movie, I don’t know whether I would have been given the opportunity to do it.”

On feeling pressure to look a certain way:
“I don’t. But actresses have definitely gotten thinner over the course of my lifetime. Women I admired growing up‚Ä” Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep‚Ä”were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny‚Ä”much, much too skinny. You can’t Pilates to that. 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.”

On if she gives dating advice: “I could answer that. It depends on the people. Everyone has to make some compromises…. I think of my parents, who have been married for 40 years, and my grandparents, who were married for 69 years before my grandfather passed away. My dad is so sweet; he’s always like, ‘Your mom is a better cook than any restaurant.’ And I remember my grandfather looking at my grandmother, saying, ‘She’s the most beautiful woman in the world.’ You can’t get any better than that. But we live in a different time. I don’t get it when people just have the goal of meeting someone‚Ä”then it’s only about the goal. I’ve never been a five-year planner.”

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FYI: Zooey is wearing a Phillips House 18K YG and Diamond Love Cuff.

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  • flo

    OH MY!!! i can’t believe how realistic and down-to-earth she is!!! plus SO PRETTY. it’s amazing. even though i don’t really like her, now i’ll admire her for these sensible opinions and great attitude.

  • DB

    I don’t really get her. I actually am more interested in her sister, and I find her sister more attractive for some reason.

    Bones = Winner

  • ali

    Diane Keaton seems utterly obsessed with her weight – she is a rail, and has always been very thin. Not so Meryl or Winger. Dechanel is a cutie pie.

  • Cate

    I’m like flo in that I’m not a fan but I’m impressed by her honesty and attitude in this interview.

  • effy

    this makes me so sad! i’m actually skinny, and it’s just my bodytype, i’m very health, i eat a lot.. but people are always hating on skinny people and reinforcing this stupid idea that if you are like that you have a eating disorder.. if i say someone is fat i’m a bully, but people like me hear rude thing aall the time!!
    i’m sure some actress are just naturally skinny or lost weight but there’s nothing wrong with them and it doesnt mean they are sick or something..

  • mel

    I’m sure that what she says about her parents and grandparents marriage is both lovely and sad for her. Shame she and Benjamin Gibbard’s marriage didn’t last, I really liked the idea of them together!

  • effy

    of course there are those who feel so much pressure and do have problems, like anorexia as she said (something very serious that we use it all the time without even thinking about it) but people who have a different body shouldn’t put people like me down all the time to prove their point, to make them feel better.. none of us, doesnt matter how we look like, should do that!

  • Sonu

    @effy: I agree. Natalie Portman, Chritina Ricci are naturally thin but you should see the kind of jokes people make about Christina Ricci being skinnny. Really sad. being thin does not eqaul eating problem or poor self-esteem.

  • hm

    @DB: agree with you!!i love emily deschanel..

    zooey is not real or down to earth, watch her interviews (not the ones now where she’s trained to not say stupid sh*t) but earlier ones where she’s insulting people and acting like a brat. seriously people think that if you have a twitter and say sweet things you must be an amazing person. Yeah, go back 5-10 yrs when angelina jolie was making out with billy bob on the red carpet and celebrities where snorting off each others backs. I miss those days. everything is so smoke and mirrors now.

    and why is she getting praised for her comment about weight? you mean the common knowledge that being thin is more acceptable? MIND-BLOWN!

  • Bobby

    She is just another ditzy girl in different clothes. She got the right roles at the right time and that is all. No steps forward for female characters.

  • Nano

    Christina Ricci is NOT naturally thin, she has been anorexic for years now! She even talked about it, it’s not a gossip or a secret, just check on Google!

  • Melanie

    @DB: DB doesn’t get her. What a surprise…no one reaches your standards right? She’s fabulous. Git.

  • ha~

    @Bobby: actually she got the her first roles because her father is caleb deschanel -
    @Nano: yup – thats true.. but i remember her articles back in the day and she blamed her mother (who was a ford model) so i dont really like C.R. Blaming someone because they’re tall and thin is ridiculous, especially because her mother didn’t insult or degrade her for not being a supermodel.

  • sam

    Yes, the person on the cover looks “pretty”…too bad it looks nothing like Zooey Deschanel. If you compare this cover to what she actually looks like you will be amazed at how much they photo shopped her and for what reason I really don’t know as she is a very attractive young woman