Zooey Deschanel Talks Body Image, Being ‘Feminist and Femme’ in ‘Cosmo’
Zooey Deschanel is opening up about her body image in the June 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan, looking radiant on the cover with cascading auburn locks, her signature wide-eyed baby blues and cleavage that is starin' you right in the face.
"Haven't we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month? I will not be that person," the actress revealed to the magazine. "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."
She continued to discuss important women's issues in the magazine, revealing that now is "a good time for women on TV. We can be funny in our own way … and funny doesn't mean just one thing," the New Girl star explained. "Funny isn't just one-liners. It's big personalities and individualism."
And keeping with that theme, she also expressed her thoughts on the #AskHerMore campaign that went viral during awards season, which encouraged reporters to discuss more than just "who are you wearing?" to celebs on the red carpet.
"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," Zooey said. "It's a shame to reduce smart, talented women to clothes models. But you can be a feminist and femme. I don't see how those things contradict each other." Tell 'em.
The June 2015 issue of Cosmo hits stands on May 12.