Indie “it” girl Zooey Deschanel tells Marie Claire that she’s not so into the whole kids thing.
That’s never been my focus. My sister [Emily] was always very motherly, babysitting and stuff. I like kids, and I like being around kids — but it was never an ambition, something, like, I need … I like working. That’s what I like doing. I like to work.
“I drive a hybrid, a Prius. I try not to be wasteful. I’m not a major environmentalist, I’m not Ed Begley, Jr., but I think there are little things you can do,” says Zooey Deschanel. “I think the things that we all do every day add up, like recycling, reusing.” On the set of “New Girl,” her new Fox sitcom, “they got everybody reusable water bottles, so everybody has their own bottle. Those things can make a big difference.”
As Grist reported in 2009, “Zooey appeared in the environmental-disaster-themed but critically panned flick The Happening and helped kick off a national T-shirt recycling program last year.” Like the woman said, she’s no Ed Begley, Jr. But she does also like critters. She’s been involved with the nonprofit Mercy for Animals, a few months ago signing onto the group’s letter that called for McDonald’s to stop abusing its chickens.