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Zooey Deschanel is revealing one change she would like to see in the world as we enter into 2014: women being nicer to each other.
The 33-year-old New Girl actress doesn’t understand why women can’t be more supportive of each other and she told Elle magazine she doesn’t “believe” in “girl-on-girl hate.”
“There has been a shift. I really have stood up for myself on multiple platforms,” she said on the idea that femininity implies weakness. “It’s sort of the grown-up version of middle-school nastiness, and I’m just like, come on. If there’s one thing I’d like to graduate from, it’s girl-on-girl hate. I don’t believe in it.”
Yahoo notes Deschanel also talked about her rise to fame, saying she defied all expectations to get where she is today.
"Definitely none of the kids I grew up with would have ever thought, 'Zooey will be on television and have her own show,'" she said, adding, "I wasn't the world's most popular child.”
Deschanel appreciates the fact that “nothing has ever come easy for me,” saying it’s what set her up for being a hard-working adult with “built-in tenacity.”