Zooey Deschanel covers Glamour: adorable & lovely or too precious?

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel covers the February issue of Glamour magazine as photographed by the legendary Ellen von Unwerth. Let me make it quite clear that I find Zooey to be a very pretty woman, and I appreciate that she is willing to run with a personal style that is so different than most other young actresses. However, I can’t stomach Zooey in anything more than small doses. Even though I really loved 500 Days of Summer and Tin Man, she pretty much plays the same part in nearly every movie, and I’ve never watched “New Girl,” but I understand that the show was created and molded around the quirky Zooey persona. Now how about this photoshoot? This shot with the daisy-printed sundress is perfectly lovely.

Zooey Deschanel

The rest of the editorial, however, doesn’t really highlight the clothes but merely features Zooey making wacky, zany faces while embracing cowboys and/or farm animals. Very strange stuff, but I’m sure there’s a market for it someplace, right?

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Here are some scant excerpts from the interview, which are basically pullquotes. Perhaps there will be more to come when the full interview is released:

On body image: “You do not need to be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood.”

On her career choices: “I never stop myself from doing something because I’m afraid of what people think.”

On her girly style & feminist stance: “I want to be a f***ing feminist and wear a f***ing Peter Pan collar. So f***ing what?”

[From Glamour]

I want to like Zooey, I really do. She’s so self-deprecating in her humor, financially responsible, and she’s clearly serious about her career and isn’t falling out of nightclubs and flashing her hoo-ha in the process. I should like her. I will try to like her even though I’d probably get along a lot better with Emily Deschanel in real life. I will try. But this photoshoot is seriously getting on my nerves.

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

Photos courtesy of Glamour

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  1. cumber says:

    She’s very pretty. I want her hair!

  2. Em says:

    Zooey is very pretty, and I use to love, love, love her. Then I saw her doing the same act in every movie and also in her music, and now I can only take so much. I appreciate her being more low-key and discreet than most celebs these days, but I can’t take too much of her before I want to throw the television out the window.

    As to her anorexic comment, I do not believe that Zooey is anorexic, but I have read several of her interviews over the years. She always says that she was a chubby child and mocked for it, and now she really restricts what she eats and exercises a lot. So maybe she doesn’t have an ED, but she seems to be more anal about food than most.

    • dana says:

      Of course, she has to be more careful about what she eats because she has Celiac’s disease which means she have to abstain from gluten. And, she’s also got a host of other allergies to eggs and dairy too.

      If somebody says their allergic to peanuts, then we understand how serious that can be. But, if somebody says their allergic to gluten, we roll our eyes at them and think they’re just being difficult.

  3. keats says:

    I finally saw (500) Days of Summer last night, so I can say with confidence that Zooey is as insufferable as Joseph Gordon-Levitt is adorable.

    • Ellie says:

      Really? It’s the other way around for me, especially with JGL–he annoys me so much. It’s such a visceral feeling; I want to like him, my friends harass me for being so bothered by him and I know he’s a great actor…but he seems cocky and I kinda want to slap him in the face.

  4. Eve says:

    Something about her new face still bugs me O_o

    Always found her too precious. Child-women are notoriously self-indulgent.

  5. chia says:

    You should give New Girl a shot, while the first few episodes were really centered around her character, the ensemble has become more and more important.

  6. Victoria1 says:

    Thank you Bedhead for writing what I’ve thought for years! How she continues to get work playing the same character is beyond me… I don’t like her and in 500 days of summer she drove me over the edge while I wanted to kidnap JGL

  7. Bella Bella says:

    Nick on the New Girl is hottie hot hot hot. HAWWWWWTTTTTTTTT!

    Plus Max Greenfield is one of the funniest men on television right now. You are missing out.

  8. Kristen says:

    I actually love The New Girl way more than I thought that I would. She tones down her schtick after a few episodes also.

    I do want someone to style her differently, at least once, if only for a magazine shoot. What’s the fun of having her in a “theme” pictorial if she’s basically wearing the same things she wears all of the time?

    Also, the photo shopping on the cover? I totally thought it was Alexis Bledel at first.

    • Sandra says:

      “I totally thought it was Alexis Bledel at first.”

      –Same here! That is what I came here to comment about, but you beat me to it! The rest of the photos do look like Zooey, but that first one I would have guessed Alexis.

      I haven’t seen any of her other stuff besides ELF (love) and New Girl (Love even more). The first few episodes were a little too much, but they toned it down and now I really love the show. My favorite character is either Nick or Schmidt. New Girl does not focus just on her character it’s about all of them. Definitely worth the watch. Try it!!

  9. lucy2 says:

    She is very pretty, but I agree the photo shoot is a bit too cutesy for me – but if that’s what she likes and is happy with, that’s what she should do.

    I too have really grown to like her show – it got SO good once they focused on the guys as much as her, and I think they all do a great job now, including Zooey. Nick is my favorite though – the episode with him and the old man, where they ended up in the pool? Brilliant.

  10. d b says:

    I’m trying to figure out why her face looks a bit jacked to me – too much filler around the eyes? Lower eyelift? Her eyes definitely look smallerto me

  11. Chloeeee says:

    Well I will be the first to say its’s nice hearing a young female star not balk at the word feminist as of late.

  12. Kate says:

    Why the Zooey hate? I love her, and I especially love her willingness to call herself a feminist. She’s a great role-model. And yeah, like so many other actresses, she has been type-cast, but at least she has exploited that reality to her benefit. She’s laughing all the way to the bank. Smart woman.

  13. MSL says:

    I don’t think she plays the same character in every movie she’s been in. In Elf she was very reserved and sarcastic and not cutesy and retro looking like she is today. She was also in The Happening and she wasn’t an uber dork like she plays in New Girl. I think she has more than one character.

  14. citygirlsf says:

    Enough with the bangs already.

  15. ooch says:

    Blind Items Revealed

    July 27, 2012

    CDAN has a blind item revealed about her :
    This now almost A list television actress on a hit network comedy recently split from her husband. He said that her most annoying habit is that when she has sex she sings. Really softly, but she does sing and does it the entire time. Even if you tell her to be quiet she starts again after a few seconds.

    Zooey Deschanel

  16. Nikole says:

    The contrast is so high that she looks like Alexis Bledel.

  17. Skipper says:

    I told my son that all I wanted for Christmas was for Zooey to quit singing. We watched elf on Christmas and during one of her many singing scenea he told me that I must not truly believe in Santa because I didn’t get what I wanted for Christmas.