Lately, Zooey Deschanel has distinguished herself among musicians -- both by teaming with M. Ward to form She & Him and tying the knot with Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and forever influencing his lyrical content for years to come.
It has been a busy season for her: She & Him announced they've been working on a Christmas album and it's finally complete. And there are her other careers. Her latest movie, Our Idiot Brother, recently hit the big screen, and later this month, her new television sitcom New Girl, will premiere on Fox. And if that wasn't enough news from Zooeyville, she has also added the title blogger to her resume with the launch of the new ultra girlie website, HelloGiggles.com.
It's safe to say to Zooey is less a pretty face with a lovely voice and more like a workaholic, Jane-of-all-trades. Is there anything the doe-eyed indie dream girl can't do? Just in case she happens to run out of career outlets, we've put together a list of some things we think she should try.
5. Karaoke DJ
One of her recent ventures is Hello Giggles, a blog collaboration with E-BFFs Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer. In addition to witty blog posts, she participates in video chat karaoke. Several of the other participants stick to lip syncing, but with a voice like hers what would be the point? For her karaoke debut she performed "Crazy" by Patsy Cline, as well as, teamed up with actor Ben Schwartz for a rendition of "Tonight You Belong to Me".
In a quick interview between Zooey and 500 Days of Summer co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, she discusses her immense love of karaoke. Just the other day she posted a photo on Facebook of herself doing karaoke during last looks on the set of New Girl. This girl was clearly made for the karaoke stage.
4. Cookbook writer
After appearing on an episode of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, we learned that Zooey
is was not only vegan but also adheres to a gluten-free diet. Personally, this is screaming cookbook to me. Who doesn't love a good specialty diet book written by a celebrity?
Possible book title: "500 Days of Sorghum"
3. Flight Attendant
In her role as Anita Miller in the film Almost Famous, Zooey's character ran off at the age of 18 to become a flight attendant. She looked absolutely fabulous in that retro uniform, so why not just run with it? Honestly, what guy wouldn't love having Zooey serving them beverages up in the sky?
2. Middle School Music Teacher
You get a little peek at what this would be like in the film Bridge to Terabithia in her role as music teacher Ms. Edmunds. Can you imagine all the fun guests she could bring in to help with her class? Hubby Ben Gibbard, musical partner in crime M.Ward, and musical girlfriend Jenny Lewis. I'm sure all the tween boys would be swooning over her in no time.
1. Circus Performer
She's quirky, charismatic, and made for the spotlight. Whether a magicians assistant or a knife throwing temptress, Zooey eccentric personality would be a perfect fit for the big top.
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