Zooey Deschanel is featured on the latest Allure, so I clicked through her cover shoot gallery online. Between quotes about her bangs and makeup, inevitably, I found the obligatory quote about her diet and weight. And it was surprisingly refreshing. Which, as she points out, is sadly “weird” for Hollywood.
The slideshow talked about her looks mostly in terms of her signature style, haircut, and makeup. But she did offer a quick comment on her body:
While Deschanel watches her weight by sticking to a diet of vegetables, grains, and proteins, she isn’t obsessed. “Some people around me, they’re like 89 pounds,” she says. “I’m not going to say I’m a big girl. I’m a very small person, but I’m a healthy weight. That might be a little weird for Hollywood.”
I can’t really say this without admitting that I watch her show (but it’s just on in the background while I’m doing other stuff, I swear!), but she’s right: Her body does stand out from many other women’s in Hollywood.
More than once, I’ve seen her on the show and thought: ‘gee, that’s nice, she looks so… normal.’ But, as Hanna pointed out when I brought up the subject, she’s still slim. She’s just not scary-looking, which is a pretty warped yardstick.
The fact that she seems to think she’s one step away from being “big” just because she doesn’t look emaciated (or muscular to the point of seeming like she spends all off-screen hours in a gym) is kind of sad. Thankfully, it sounds like Zooey has a fairly healthy perspective on her weight, and a good handle on how to stick to a healthy diet.
I never thought I’d say this, but…Why can’t more actresses be like Zooey Deschanel?