Zooey Deschanel Reveals Childhood Bullying In New Interview

Zooey Deschanel, everyone’s favorite “It Girl” of the moment, reveals heartbreaking details about her childhood in an upcoming edition of InStyle.

Already, the cover photo is generating controversy, according to Latimes.com, and the issue hasn’t even hit news stands yet. Fans have complained that she was too-heavily photoshopped, to the point that she looks like Rayon, Jared Leto’s transgender character in Dallas Buyer’s Club. According to Foxnews.com, users have used Twitter to lodge complaints such as “Oh Zooey! Why on earth would they change your eyes and make you look like Jared Leto?! Stupid airbrush!” and “@ZooeyDeschanel @InStyle geez, way too much photoshop! you don’t need it!”

Zooey has mostly sidestepped the photoshop controversy, posting the cover in a tweet with the caption, “Hooray!”

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In the article, Zooey talks about her childhood, and the bullying she endured as a tween at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. From TV3.ie:

Seventh grade was the ultimate low rock bottom – someone spitting in your face while you are on your way to your locker. Having to fight your way through those years makes you ready for the future. I can snap back, I can make fun of myself before they do- I can do all of it.

Zooey credits her parents for helping her through those difficult years, and also for helping her stay grounded as an adult dealing with fame. From ABCNews.com:

I’ve seen a lot of people turn – sometimes it unlocks who they really are. They turn into celebrities who are separate from themselves,” she said. “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.

The New Girl star also reveals something of her feminist side in the issue. Responding to questions about her desire (or lack of desire) to have kids, Zooey is quoted in LATimes.com:

Like every woman is dying to give birth! I don’t think so. Nobody asks guys that. You go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, ‘Pregnant and Alone!’ Stuck in this 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. That’s not something that defines me at all…. This brings out the fiery feminist in me.

The August issue of InStyle hits news stands July 9th. As of this post, Fox has not announced a return date for New Girl.

Image source: TheGloss.com

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