(Photo: Marie Claire)
Zooey Deschanel talks to Marie Claire for their September issue in which she covers about all the haters on the internet (Amore excluded, of course).
She tells the mag:
“My theory is that people in this day and age want to dismiss things,” she says. “So they want to be able to dismiss you. They say, ‘You don’t belong, you don’t deserve this because here’s why, and let me find an intellectual argument for why you wearing pink or cuff sleeves or a bow makes you not worthy of your accomplishments. Everything you’ve done doesn’t matter because you wore the wrong thing or you speak in a way that’s feminine or you identify yourself as feminine.’”
“And I just think that’s bullsh*t. And smart people are doing it, and that’s surprising to me. I’ll give them being smart, but they’re being very shortsighted.”
“It’s just attacking who I am. A lot of times it doesn’t have to do with what I get paid to do,” she continues. “It has to do with, ‘Oh, you stupid person.’ Even I get slammed and overwhelmed by how negative the Internet can get, and I’m an adult.”
As for herself:
“I became aware that people were criticizing the way I speak, which seems weird to me. I speak the way I speak, and I am an intelligent person. Sometimes I lean into California-speak more for entertainment value. It’s not that I can’t live in a world without the word like.”
Read more of the interview after the jump.