Zooey Deschanel Talks Childhood Bullying
Ellisha Rader Mannering
Zooey Dechanel is a very beautiful girl and a successful actress and singer. She seems to be very confident but she says that she wasn’t always that way.
In fact, as a child Zooey was bullied. She says that her sense of humor allowed her to make it through her early teen years and helped her develop a thick skin that still comes in handy for her to this day.
“Seventh grade was the ultimate low rock bottom—someone spitting in your face while you are on your way to your locker. Having to fight your way through those years makes you ready for the future. I can snap back, I can make fun of myself before they do—I can do all of it. There’s no way I can ever be as sensitive as I used to be, and it’s sad to lose any sensitivity because it generally makes people very good at art,” she said.
“I’ve seen a lot of people turn—sometimes it unlocks who they really are. They turn into celebrities are who are separate from themselves. That’s OK, but I just don’t want to be like that.” She added, “I have to be normal. My mother wouldn’t let me be any other way.”
She also said that her experience with bullying has made her a more down to earth person and that fame has not changed her as a person. When it comes to brand names, labels and money, Zooey said that she doesn’t have to spend a lot of money on something to enjoy it. She also said that she is bothered by people who feel the opposite.
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“I remember I was wearing a cute jacket, and I saw this well-known actress—who will remain nameless—with her stylist. They said, ‘Oh my god, that’s so cute. Where did you get it?’ I told them, and it was not a fancy brand, and they were like, ‘Oh.’ I just thought, ‘Do you not like it anymore because of the brand?’ That’s so dumb,” Deschanel said. “And you have just made yourself into a cartoon villain.”
Zooey knows a little about fashion, she did after all recently work with Tommy Hilfiger to release a new line of clothing.
What do you think of Zooey Deschanel and have you seen her new clothing line?
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