Kudos to the young Deschanel for being buttoned up when it comes to sharing certain personal things, and Kudos to Glamour for printing the questions Deschanel clearly balked at. Perhaps we’ll see less of them in the future?
On being asked about boyfriends:
ZD: I don’t like to talk about that stuff. All of sudden it belongs to other people, and people think they have a right to make judgments about your personal life.
On being asked about wanting children:
DZ: That is so personal, and it’s my pet peeve when people press you on it. And it’s always women who get asked! Is anybody saying that to George Clooney?
No Zooey, they certainly are not.
And finally about weight and the ever anorexic ideal in Hollywood:
DZ: There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny—much, much too skinny. You can’t Pilates to that.
Deschanel admired actresses growing up—Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—beautiful and slim, but never too thin.
DZ: You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood.