Her appearance on Ellen.

The interview that best captures Zooey Deschanel’s personality occurred when she appeared as a special guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Ellen is witty and quirky herself, so the punchlines pretty much wrote themselves when the two sat down for conversation. They discuss a range of topics, including New Girl, which was a greenlit for an entire pilot season on FOX. The rest, as you know, is history. Zooey stays winning at life with those steady sitcom checks.