Zooey Deschanel covers Allure February 2012, in what has to already be one of the year’s worst covers. That sounds premature, 17-days in. Except it’s not, since this cover’s just so oddly put together it’s hard to believe Allure isn’t trolling us all (this is the cover from Allure.com, so it’s real). This cover? Really?
The rest of the shoot’s cute, nicely-styled and entirely less-objectionable.
Her interview’s much, much better than one would think. Honestly, Deschanel comes across as a fake, try-hard hipster with a contrived image. She’s inoffensive enough. And she’s multi-talented. However, there’s just something laboured about her image. It’s something she actually addressed briefly in the interview below.
On her samey styling: “I’m bangs and eyes,” she says. “It’s who I am. There have been periods when I’ve grown my bangs out, but I always cut them back, so it’s like, why go through the trouble?”
On her current image: New Girl changed Deschanel’s image and she says she’s more like Jess than most of the other characters she’s played. “Because I have brown hair and a low voice, I would get cast as dry, sarcastic, ironic people, which I can do, but it’s not my sense of humor. I’m a very positive person. I get excited easily, and I like to jump around.”
On not reading about herself online because WE’RE MEAN: “I can’t go on Gawker. I actually think the writing is really funny, but there is a chance that somebody is undercutting me.”
On how she’s not one-note: Deschanel has both worshipful fans and snarky critics who find her overly girlish. Her defense? “If you feel like dressing like a girl, there’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful. That’s a very good way to keep women down.”
On not losing too much weight: While Deschanel watches her weight by sticking to a diet of vegetables, grains, and proteins, she isn’t obsessed. ‘Some people around me, they’re like 89 pounds,’ she says. ‘I’m not going to say I’m a big girl. I’m a very small person, but I’m a healthy weight. That might be a little weird for Hollywood.’
On her staying-power: “It’ girl is supposed to be something that only lasts a certain amount of time,” she says. “They keep calling me an ‘It’ girl, and at this point it makes me laugh, because they’ve done that so many times: ‘You’re it’; ‘you’re not it.’ What is ‘it’?’” – via Allure Magazine.