Zooey Deschanel Becomes a ‘Glamour’ Girl

By  January 04, 2013

From her creative nail art, to her luscious locks, we adore Zooey Deschanel’s beauty aesthetic! So it’s only fitting that she covers Glamour’s February issue that features a bonus hair mini magazine. Here are a few quotes from the adorkable star’s upcoming interview on her coveted coif as well as bucking the Hollywood standard of beauty:

On whether she considers her hair to be part of her “brand”:
This business is all about branding! But I’ve never been like, “Let’s calculate an image.” I’m just, “I like that. Let’s do that.” I grew up loving French New Wave movies, and so a lot of what I like is that style. It’s just about doing what you like so that when you look at yourself, you’re not disgusted. And I’m all about unintentional. I’m not a calculated person…. Somebody asked me, “How did you start doing comedy?” and I was like, “By being unintentionally funny.” I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident—and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.

On if she feels pressure to look a certain way:
I don’t. But actresses have definitely gotten thinner over the course of my lifetime. Women I admired growing up— Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny—much, much too skinny. You can’t Pilates to that. I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe.