Zooey Deschanel has her say on Skinny Actresses and Her Detractors03 January 2013
Zooey Deschanel has her say on Skinny Actresses and Her Detractors
The ever quirky Zooey Deschanel has carved her own niche into the timbre of television, starring as 'new girl', Jess, in the sitcom... New Girl. Below her aloof facade lies a strong, opinionated young woman, who isn't afraid to tell the industry where it's at.
In a rant targeted at the physics of actresses today, Deschanel has stated in no uncertain terms that she thinks they're too skinny. "Women I admired growing up-- Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep--were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin," she explained in the February issue of Glamour magazine. "There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny--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."
It's not just the diminutive stars that incurred Zoe's wrath; she also had something to say to those who don't dig her feminist vibes intertwined with her girly nature. "I'm just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say," she said. "We can't be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f**king feminist and wear a f**king Peter Pan collar. So f**king what?"