This New Girl may be adorkable, but she’s no A-lister — or so she claims.
Just because Zooey Deschanel has starred in a bunch of well-known flicks and alongside the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker, doesn’t mean she considers herself an acting powerhouse.
“People sometimes say, ‘Oh, you were a movie star,’ and I’m like, ‘No, I was a supporting actress.’ I wasn’t an A-list actress, and I’m fine with that,” the 32-year-old says.
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After landing roles in critically acclaimed films such as Almost Famous and The Good Girl, Zooey put the big screen on the back burner and made her way to the boob tube.
“I’m just going where the material is,” she says about New Girl’s success. “Some of the smartest people run the network I’m on.”
In fact, the last film she starred in was 2011’s Your Highness and according to her IMDB page, she has no movies in the works.
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Since originating the role of lovable Jess on the Fox series in 2011, she’s been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy two years in a row.
“I’m proud of what I did in film. But getting to do the stuff that I was passionate about was such an uphill battle,” she says, admitting, “If New Girl had been a movie, I don’t know whether I would have been given the opportunity to do it.”
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