If you ever happen to meet Zooey Deschanel and want to really piss her off, just whip out the tired and totally made up adjective 'adorkable' and watch the sparks fly!
Deschanel isn't a fan of it being used to describe her because, believe it or not, she isn't a living embodiment of her New Girl character. The 35-year-old actor told Huffington Post that:
"I don’t always identify, perhaps, with the way that I’m portrayed in certain public contexts. I try to stay away from that sort of thing. The word "adorkable" was a successful "New Girl" marketing campaign. That was something that was calculated, you know what I mean? That was our marketing department at Fox and they did a really good job with our first season, but that's a word that describes the character that I play, not me. I don’t personally have identification with that word myself."
While Deschanel has problems with people thinking that she is actually Jessica Day, she understands the importance of building up a following as an actor and being loyal to them. When talking about the different personas that she portrays, Deschanel explained:
"It’s dangerous to start worrying or pandering too much in either direction. Some people get so caught up in one version of themselves and then, that blatant rejection of what people think of them -- like the band who doesn’t want to play their No. 1 hit or something -- isn’t healthy. It’s also not healthy to over-identify with it either. I’m just kind of neutral -- I’m an entertainer, and I do different types of things to entertain people, but ultimately when I make a choice, I’m making that choice to challenge myself and do something that seems like it would be interesting. That’s my philosophy."
So, in short, Zooey Deschanel is not 'adorkable,' okay?!
(Source: The Huffington Post)