Zooey Deschanel has confessed she used to fight dirty against her older sister during their childhood by growing her nails long so she could scratch her.
Zooey Deschanel used to grow her nails so she could scratch her older sister.
The 'New Girl' actress' elder sibling Emily - who is also an actress, appearing in 'My Sister's Keeper' and TV series 'Bones' - and admits she used to fight dirty against her during their childhood fights.
She told Marie Claire magazine: ''She's tall and I'm smaller, so it was kind of unfair. I would have to grow my nails so I could scratch her.''
Zooey's mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, says she always felt her youngest daughter was different to other kids.
Mary Jo said: ''She was born with something unusual. It was almost like she could hear a different voice in her head. She would just see or think something different from everybody else. I think she had a hard time fitting in with other children, with people in general.''
Zooey, now 33, admits she has always felt like the odd one out, adding: ''I always felt like a bit of an outsider, and now I'm an outsider who's a satellite for outsiders? All of a sudden I'm on the inside, and it feels weird. Because I always saw myself as sort of not mainstream.''