17 Times Zooey Deschanel Looked Surprised to Find Herself on the Red Carpet — PHOTOS

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I must confess: I used to despise Zooey Deschanel. I just wasn't buying into all that manic pixie dream girl nonsense. But after New Girl premiered, and Deschanel gave a wonderful interview in Marie Claire in which she said, "They want to be able to dismiss you. They say ... 'Everything you’ve done doesn’t matter because you wore the wrong thing or you speak in a way that’s feminine or you identify yourself as feminine.' And I just think that’s bulls--t." Right on, girl!

Beyond her great attitude, she really is just adorable. And with those big doe eyes, she often looks surprised to be on the red carpet. Her incredulousness ranges from subtle bemusement to all out delighted surprise. Click through for some instances of Deschanel being adorably shocked to find herself on a red carpet.

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