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Why Zooey Deschanel Won't Be Posing For Any 'Body After Baby' Photos

05/05/2015 02:15 pm ET | Updated May 05, 2015

Actress and mom-to-be Zooey Deschanel will appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan's June issue, which hits newsstands next week. In her interview with the magazine, she talks about career success, women in television and the #AskHerMore Twitter campaign.

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And perhaps most notably, the expectant mom discussed why she will not be posing for any "body after baby" tabloid photos once she's given birth.

“Haven’t we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month?" she said in the interview. "I will not be that person. I’ve always gone my own course and never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look. I don’t buy into that skinny-is-better mentality. I just eat healthy and work out and don’t worry about my weight too much. Actresses aren’t models, and most of them never wanted to be.”

In the interview, Deschanel also expressed her support for the #AskHerMore campaign, which took hold this past awards season. "I'm all for people asking actresses more intelligent questions. Just because you're wearing a nice dress doesn't mean you don't have any ideas," she said. "It's a shame to reduce smart, talented women to clothes models. But you can be a feminist and femmy. I don't see how those things contradict each other."

Couldn't agree more.

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