We’re all firmly on Zooey Deschanel‘s team around these parts. We even celebrated her birthday in January, in our small way, by compiling a list of 32 of Zooey’s best looks as a grand hurrah for the 32 years of her existence on the little blue planet she’s chosen to inhabit. Yes, we do think she’s from another universe, but in a good way. The fact that this particular writer shares a birfday with her is a source of, admittedly misplaced, bragging rights. But we digress! Zooey’s on the cover of Marie Claire‘s May issue and she looks like a million bucks. We like the fact that they’ve steered clear from the hipster fashion she usually favors. On the cover, at least. We like the mussed hair and bodycon, plunging dress she’s got on. They’ve made concessions in the fashion spread inside (as you can see in the picture on the left), putting a a bow in her hair, but we can live with that.
A section of the interview has also been published as a teaser. She discusses the vitriolic diatribe that’s often directed towards her saying, “People do think I’m weird. I don’t know why.” She goes back into her past, to high school, where she was bullied. Not much has changed because people still rag on her a lot — remember this L.A Times columnist who called her a cow? — but luckily this particular incident hasn’t come up again. One of the girls she went to school with actually spat on her face. She explained, “I really don’t know why she spit at me. I just talked to her. I guess I wasn’t allowed to talk to her. I remember I couldn’t believe it.” Just lay off her, guys! Team Zooey, for the win!
[Photo via Marie Claire]