Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet – Zooey Deschanel in Prada
Zooey Deschanel walked the Golden Globes for the first time last night, in attendance for a Best Actress nom in a TV series musical or comedy (she lost to Laura Dern). The 31-year-old chose a dark green silk dress with an open back, custom made by Prada.
While she’s not as actively involved in support animal rights as her sister Emily is, Zooey did recently join Ryan Gosling and other celebs in asking McDonald’s to purchase free range eggs.
“Sadly, there is not a single federal law to protect hens from cruelty from the time they hatch to the time they are killed,” the open letter reads. “While MCDonald’s brags about the ‘billions and billions served’, millions of hens exploited for your restaurants are being grossly underserved. In fact, these animals are being abused in ways that would land your egg suppliers in jail, if dogs or cats were the victims.”
TMZ also recently discovered that the actress gives a generous $1,500/mo to charity.
While Zooey was a vegan for several years, she has since given up the diet because of her wide-range of food allergies. The site Vulture summed it all up after an interview with the “New Girl” star last fall.
“Deschanel is not a vegan, despite what you might have seen on Top Chef Masters. She’s not even vegetarian. Basically, five years ago she took a blood test and discovered that she couldn’t eat dairy or eggs or wheat. ‘I am the worst person to ever eat with because I have all these stupid food allergies,’ she says. ‘It wasn’t that many things, it was just all the things that are fun to eat — everything that I enjoy, like bread. ‘Awwwww, this is the worst thing!’ It was shitty.’ Her sister, Emily, was a vegan, and Zooey could still eat in vegan restaurants, so she thought she’d just become one. ‘In the back of my mind, I was like, ‘It’ll be easy! I can’t have that stuff anyway.’ But I didn’t realize you have so few options in the end,” she says. ‘To be a gluten-free vegan is, like, the most difficult thing you can possibly be. And I lasted, like, six months.’