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Zooey Deschanel Covers Cosmo, Says She Won’t Do ‘Body After Baby’ Pix

Actress Zooey Deschanel sat down with Cosmopolitan for their June Issue, in which she opened up about being pregnant with her first child with fiancé Jacob Pechenik, and told the mag why she won’t be posing in a “body after baby” photo shoot.
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“Haven’t we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month? I will not be that person.” The “New Girl” star insisted, “I’ve always gone my own course and have never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look. I don’t buy into that skinny-is-better mentality. I just eat healthy and work out and don’t worry about my weight too much. Actresses aren’t models, and most of them never wanted to be.”
The 35-year-old also talked about why now is a great time for women in television, and gave her thoughts on the #AskHerMore Twitter campaign. “I’m all for people asking actresses more intelligent questions. Just because you’re wearing a nice dress doesn’t mean you don’t have any ideas.”
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She continued, “It’s a shame to reduce smart, talented women to clothes models, but you can be a feminist and femmy. I don’t see how those things contradict each other.”
For more of Zooey Deschanel's exclusive interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the June issue, on newsstands May 12.