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Zooey Deschanel Talks Getting Tormented By Big Sister Emily On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (VIDEO)

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Zooey Deschanel Talks Being Tormented By Big Sis Emily On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Zooey Deschanel Talks Being Tormented By Big Sis Emily On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

With a three year difference between them, it's understandable to think of sisters and actresses Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel as very close. But on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Weeknights, 12 a.m. ET on ABC), Zooey spoke of a long-running trick that her big sister Emily played on her.

"She basically just used the plot of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' to terrify me," Zooey said. She went on to explain that Emily told her that she'd been replaced by an alien from Neptune. "the Neptunians had killed my real sister and replaced her with a facsimile who looked just like her, talked just like her, but when my parents weren't in the room, made crazy faces at me."

Emily apparently also tormented her by talking in a monotone voice like V.I.C.I. from "Small Wonder." Zooey didn't indicate how long Emily carried on the ruse, but it was clearly over an extended period of time, and it positively terrified the young girl Zooey was.

"She would make me cry and then she would laugh," Zooey said. Of course, Zooey preceded this story by saying that Emily "came on here and humiliated me in front of millions of people." Could this have been a bit of sisterly revenge, making her big sister look bad? If so, it should be interesting to hear what Emily has to say the next time she's on Kimmel's show.

Zooey Deschanel can be seen Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on "New Girl," while Emily Deschanel stars in "Bones," Mondays at 8 p.m. ET, both on Fox. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 12 a.m. ET on ABC.

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