9 Inspirational Quotes From Zooey Deschanel
In the interview, she speaks up for women and challenges her interviewer about a sexist question.
When writer Mike Albo asks her if she wants kids, Deschanel highlights the double standard of the question. The below excerpt from the interview showcases what she calls the "fiery feminist" in her, and from her MAKERS interviews, we've seen this side as well. She's always outspoken on women's issues and standing up for what she believes in, giving us a few witty quibs along the way.
"Zooey Deschanel could be America’s sweetheart if she wanted to be. But a sweetheart has to be sugary and pastel-natured—and the 34-year old actress has an edge to her sweetness. For one thing, she is fiercely independent—god forbid you ask her if she wants kids. “Like every woman is dying to give birth! I don’t think so. Nobody asks guys that,” she says, gaining steam. “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,” she pronounces.
Click through the gallery above to learn more about Deschanel's "fiery" side.