Zooey loves moms
Yes, there’s a MOMS section on HelloGiggles (the blog of all things cute that Deschanel co-founded). And why shouldn’t we celebrate the women that had to carry our asses around for nine months, and then give birth to us? Also, Deschanel’s mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, played Eileen Hayward in Twin Peaks, and is therefore automatically the coolest. (Love you, mum.)
Zooey loves The Simpsons
Deschanel has a penchant, and the eyes, for playing cartoonish characters, so her propensity for animation is unsurprising. Fans of The Simpsons will remember Deschanel’s guest appearance as the country bumpkin, Bart-serenading Mary Spuckler.
Zooey loves a healthy body image
Deschanel’s proven to be a positive role model. Photographed for People magazine without makeup, and sans fake lashes, she embraced her natural beauty, and in her recent Glamour interview, encouraged others to do the same. “There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny — much, much too skinny,” she said. “You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood.”
Zooey’s an outspoken feminist
With the likes of Katy Perry publicly disavowing the feminist title, it was Deschanel’s statement in her interview with Glamour that really gave us a reason to like Zooey Deschanel again. Deschanel told Glamour: “There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. 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?” Amen, sister.