Zooey Deschanel Explains Her Social Media Hiatus: “A Lot Of Very Strange, Tragic…Things Have Happened’

Zooey Deschanel covers Cosmopolitan’s November issue where the blue-eyed beauty reveals the reason behind her nearly four-month hiatus from social media.

“A lot of very strange, tragic, sad, unfathomable things have happened … to the point where you’re like, no amount of thoughts and prayers can make this better,” the actress tells the magazine. “It makes me more reflective. I took a social media break because everyone feels the need to comment on everything immediately.”

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She continues, saying that “sometimes, we need to be thoughtful about what we say.”


The mother-of-one also took a moment to reflect on her time away from the camera after giving birth to daughter Elsie Otter Pechenik over one year ago. The “New Girl” star counted herself lucky for being able to spend that special time with her newborn child given that paid maternity leave isn’t an option available to everyone. “I felt very lucky to have an employer who was understanding and let me have, like, four months with my baby before I had to go back to work,” she shared with readers.

Cosmopolitan’s newest issue hits newsstands on October 11.



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