Zooey Deschanel Talks Fame and Creativity With InStyle

Posted on July 10, 2014

Zooey Deschanel covers the August 2014 issue of InStyle

Actress Zooey Deschanel covers the August 2014 issue of InStyle magazine. The New Girl star is wearing a purple Prada print dress and a red scarf on the cover. Zooey talks about fame and creativity in the InStyle interview. She also talks about about what bring out the fiery feminist in her.

On the subject of having children, Zooey says not every woman is "dying to give birth." She tells InStyle, "Nobody asks guys that. And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, 'Pregnant and Alone!' Stuck in the 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. This brings out the fiery feminist in me."

Zooey credit her parents for helping her pursue her creative interests. She says she was always drawing, sewing or writing as a child. Zooey says, "I was lucky to have parents who were really, really supportive in terms of creativity. We only went clothes shopping twice a year, but every single day of the week I had something else I was learning to do."

Zooey also talked about the importance of staying grounded despite her fame. She does not want her fame to change her into someone else. She says, "I've seen a lot of people turn - sometimes it unlocks who they really are. They turn into celebrities who are separate from themselves. That's OK, but I just don't want to be like that. I have to be normal. My mother wouldn't let me be any other way."

In the behind the scenes video of the cover shoot Zooey says the shoot was "fast and furious." Zooey says the tight grey Altuzarra dress was her favorite. We like this look better than the cover photograph, but colorful outfits are frequently chosen for covers. You can watch the very short video here.

Photo: InStyle