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Zooey Deschanel: I’ve Always Loved Making People Laugh

September 26, 2012 07:25 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

With an Emmy nomination under her belt, New Girl Zooey Deschanel is now also the it girl. The former So You Think You Can Dance judge has really hit her stride in the past year. But Zooey’s love of comedy is nothing new — she was already providing comic relief during her school days!

Excited for the second season of New Girl? So is TV star and recent Emmy nominee Zooey Deschanel! The actress marked the start of the new season by sitting down for an interview with Blog Critic. While flattered by all the praise, she made it clear that comedy is no harder than any other profession if you love what you do. “I think comedy’s just about being interested in comedy and what makes people laugh and experimenting.”

Zooey added that she already loved making people laugh when she was a young girl, but that she also enjoyed experimenting with other genres. “In school I…would play the comic relief character…I did drama too.” That early versatility remains an important part of Zooey’s career today. “I sort of consider myself a comedic actress, not a comedienne. I think it’s different. You know I’m not a stand-up or anything. But, playing into comedic situations is sort of where, I think, my strength lies.”

In addition to acting on TV and in movies, former So You Think You Can Dance judge Zooey Deschanel has dabbled a bit in the music industry. But she’s nothing like many of the other actress-turned-singers out there — she actually has a great voice! Between TV, movies and music, it’s hard for the celeb to say what she likes best. “ I think it’s really important to have, at least for me, different things that I enjoy doing. They all play different roles in making me feel creatively satisfied. I really like the collaboration of doing movies and television. But, I like the sort of solitary work of doing music. I love live performance, too. So, it’s all really great.”

Are you planning on watching this season of New Girl? Would you like to see Zooey Deschanel return as a guest judge for So You Think You Can Dance or some other reality show? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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