BFF Status: Zooey Deschanel Edition

Zooey Deschanel plays the adorkable Jessica “Jess” Day on my favorite TV show, New Girl. But behind the quirky character she plays so well comes an equally quirky girl with a lot more layers. Every woman is envious are her voluminous hair (all natural too!), and those signature bangs that most of us could never pull off. But, Zooey is even more than that. She is a talented actress and musician, a smart businesswoman (she produces New Girl and co-founded famous blog “HelloGiggles”) and has a genuine outlook on life. Take a look at just some reasons why we just adore Ms. Deschanel and why she is definitely one our imaginary BFF’s.

Her awesome TV show:
All you need to do is watch one episode of New Girl and guarantee she will win you over! Her comedic chops are always on cue and she has incredible chemistry with the three boys on the show.

She’s in a Band:
She created the band She & Him with good friend M. Ward. I just recently started listening to their music and I absolutely love it. The folksy sound is a mixture of Deschanel’s raspy voice and the piano, uklele and guitar they alternate.

She’s friends with Joseph Gordon-Levitt:
Let’s all just swoon and have more envy of her life. Although the ultra-cute duo are not a couple in real-life (albeit they’d make a great one), they are really good friends. They even sing together. And then post the video for us to enjoy.

She Co-Founded a Blog:
A girl after our own heart here at STCL! As bloggers, we have the upmost respect for our fellow bloggers. Years ago Zooey and her two BFF’s started a blog called “HelloGiggles” (link) and it’s one of our absolute faves. They pay homage to entertainment and news in the cutest way possible. Recently, Zooey and fellow creator Sophi Rossi got greenlit for their own production company with the same title. The two have already successfully pitched a show to FOX.

She loves Playing Dress Up:
“I don’t like plan nails. I get sad.” Zooey is known for her artsy nails and uber-girly style. She just seems like the friend that you’d randomly hop into a bridal store with a try on wedding dresses, or plan makeup parties with. I’d totally be in!

She Has a Beautiful Outlook on Life:
“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel constantly shhh’ed. Too sensitive, too mushy, too wishy-washy, blah blah… Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all! Look around you! All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.”

She is Just Plain Adorable:
Case in point: Her iPhone Siri commerical

You can follow Zooey on Twitter @ZooeyDeschanel


New Girl airs on FOX on Tuesday nights @ 9pm