Zooey Deschanel: 'I Was Spat On For Being Chubby'

10/04/2012 14:36 | Updated 10 April 2012

She might be a poster girl for boys and girls these days, but Zooey Deschanel has revealed she wasn't always popular - and was once spat on because of how she looked.

In an interview in the May issue of US Marie Claire magazine, the New Girl actress told how she was ridiculed at school for being 'chubby'.

She also admitted that she's happy being single after filing for divorce from her hubby, musician Ben Gibbard, in December.

And she's in no hurry to become a mum either, revealing it's never been something she's longed for.

Which is just as well, as her US sitcom New Girl - in which she plays the lead role of teacher Jess Day - has just been commissioned for a second series after the first season became the most successful TV comedy among young viewers in the US.

Read the full interview in the May issue of U.S, Marie Claire from Tuesday 17 April

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