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Zooey Deschanel Talks Body Image: 'You Do Not Need To Be Anorexic To Be Successful In Hollywood' (PHOTO)

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Zooey Deschanel graces the February 2013 cover of Glamour magazine, looking far more, well, glamorous than "adorkable."

The 33-year-old star opens up about how the move to TV with her hit show "New Girl" has given her opportunities she may not have had in film. Deschanel explained that she was a "supporting actress," not an "A-list actress," which she's fine with. Though she may not be at the top of the Hollywood food chain, it would be hard to deny that her star power is rising.

And despite her success, the actress who recently finalized her divorce from Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard, says she doesn't feel the pressure to look a certain way, though she says actresses have "definitely gotten thinner over the course of [her] lifetime."

"Women I admired growing up— Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny—much, much too skinny," she told Glamour.

"I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe," she said.

The actress and singer also addressed the fact that she's become somewhat of an controversial figure because of her "quirky" and girlish style, which has been called self-infantilizing.

"I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f--king feminist and wear a f--king Peter Pan collar. So f--king what?" she told the magazine.

For more with Zooey Deschanel, pick up the February issue of Glamour, on sale Jan. 8.

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