Actress/Singer Zooey Deschanel was on Jimmy Kimmel last night to promote her new flick with Jim Carrey entitled, “Yes Man.” She chats about how much she loves Christmas, she teaches Jimmy about Blondies, She & Him, playing with Pete Townsend, and working with Jim Carrey.
She and Him do Paste! November 22, 2008
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward a.k.a. She and Him are featured in the latest issue of Paste Magazine. Zooey who first became a household name for her acting in such movies as “Elf” and “The Happening” is garnering attention for being a singer and song writer.
“I’d rather be a songwriter than an actor.” Zooey says. “I’m grateful I’ve been so fortunate to have success as an actor, but being a songwriter is just creatively so satisfying. I know this is silly because I’m 28 years old, but this is all new to me, to be playing shows—there are people who know the words to the songs and are singing these melodies that were born in my bedroom. It’s amazing to me to give them a life, and they go and live on their own. I feel like that’s sort of some little microcosm of what parents feel like with children.”
She & Him are being honored by Paste Magazine for “Album of the Year.”
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Zooey Deschanel does Nylon! September 20, 2008
Zooey Deschannel is Nylon Magazine’s October 2008 covergirl! Nylon is calling Zooey “the ultimate it girl.” She has a successful acting career and is currently working on her music career. She is 1/2 of musical group, She & Him. The band released their debut album entitled, “Volume 1” earlier this year.
She says, “It’s such an amazing feeling to look out [at the audience] and see all these people singing along to my melodies. Now that I’ve experienced what its like to stand up there, I just can’t imagine wanting to do anything else.”
Zooey is a strong supporter of Presidential nominee Barack Obama. She performed during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. She says, “I don’t feel very good about the last eight years, I feel like we’re in a place where we really need — there’s a lot of damage that we need to recover from, and we need a very strong and inspirational leader to bring us out of this. It’s pretty grim.”
She & Him will go on tour starting November 1st in Los Angeles.
New She & Him video July 13, 2008
Zooey Deschanel is one half of group, “She & Him”. Here is their first video entitled, “Why do you let me stay here”