“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.