Zooey believes in girl power

Zooey Deschanel is ready to “graduate” from “girl-on-girl hate”.

The 33-year-old singer-and-actress hopes 2014 will see women start to be kinder to each other. She is bored of dealing with mean comments and longs for a time when females can be more supportive.

“I have really stood up for myself on multiple platforms,” she told Elle magazine. “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.”

The New Girl star is proud to be no pushover and to have her own individual style. She suffered at the hands of mean girls when she was at school, but thinks that only drove her to want to succeed even more.

“Nothing has ever come easy for me, and I think that’s a really good thing,” she insisted. “I learned at an early age that you have to work hard for what you get.”

While at the time her school years were hard, the actress wouldn’t change anything about her life. However, she wouldn’t mind bumping into some of her old tormentors now she’s made it.

“I wasn’t the world’s most popular child,” she explained.

“Definitely none of the kids I grew up with would have ever thought, ‘Zooey will be on television and have her own show.’”

Zooey appears on the cover of the publication to mark its Women in Television edition. Other stars who appear in its pages are Allison Williams of Girls fame and Amy Poehler.

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