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Zooey Deschanel Doesn't Buy Into the 'Skinny-is-Better' Mentality

Zooey Deschanel Doesn't Buy Into the 'Skinny-is-Better' Mentality

Zooey Deschanel shows off her amazing blue eyes on the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s June 2015 issue, on newsstands May 12.

Here’s what the 35-year-old pregnant actress had to share with the mag:

On worrying about her post-baby body: “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 TV: “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 wanting to be asked more than “what are you wearing?”: “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.”

For more from Zooey, visit Cosmopolitan.com.

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Credit: Yu Tsai/Cosmopolitan
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