The ‘New Girl’ star and queen of quirk shows off her amazing hair and pouty red lips on the mag’s February issue–Find out what she has to say about beauty below!
Zooey Deschanel, 32, is one of the most lovable leading ladies in Hollywood. The indie beauty never disappoints when it comes to her look. Retro hair and makeup is her signature. In a recent interview with Glamour, the star talked about her style and pressures in Hollywood to look a certain way.
On whether she considers her hair to be part of her “brand”…
Zooey Deschanel: “This business is all about branding! But I’ve never been like, “Let’s calculate an image.” I’m just, “I like that. Let’s do that.” I grew up loving French New Wave movies, and so a lot of what I like is that style. It’s just about doing what you like so that when you look at yourself, you’re not disgusted. And I’m all about unintentional. I’m not a calculated person…. Somebody asked me, “How did you start doing comedy?” and I was like, “By being unintentionally funny.” I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident—and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.
On if she feels pressure to look a certain way…
Zooey Deschanel: “I don’t. But actresses have definitely gotten thinner over the course of my lifetime. Women I admired growing up— Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. 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.”
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— HL Staff
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