Marie Claire paints the picture for us, an awkward seventh grade girl who was thrown in among the lovely children of Cali. One girl actually spat in her face. Zooey said she forgives her, but just doesn’t forget. Then again, being America’s sweetheart, you don’t really need any revenge towards those who were cruel to you during your growing phase.
Marie Claire goes on to explain how indie-syled Miss Deschanel is. Her first word being ‘light’, and her first sentence being ‘Don’t you shush me!’, was literally just the tip of the iceberg. She knew from a very young age that she needed to express herself and wanted to work in art films, but eventually accepted TV shows as another platform to express herself.
Personally, my favorite pieces from the interview was when Marie Claire asked her whether she wanted children, and what she has learned from being married and divorced.
She said she wasn’t going to answer the question about children, but wasn’t mad she was asked it. She just doesn’t see men being asked those questions. She also had a beautiful quote concerning relationships.
“…Whether you’re married or not, if you’re in a relationship, you have to wake up everyday and say ‘I want to stay with this person.’ You have to make the commitment every day and every second and every minute.”
Props to her ‘cuz that sounds exhausting.
Still though, it’s a great sentiment to have if you’re in a relationship with someone, and I’m sure if, one morning, you do wake up and can’t say it, it will be much easier to be adult about the situation and settle what needs to be. Hopefully though, that day does not come often.
The last bit that is just so original about Zooey, was that this didn’t take place in a restaurant. She wanted to visit a museum, and was disappointed when she couldn’t find the exhibit she was looking for. She talked about artists and philosophers. She had some real substance to bring to the table.
It is my favorite thing when I read an article like this and can see the real person behind the Hollywood screen.