Zooey Deschanel opens up to Cosmopolitan about being a role model and her ideal man.

She’s recently launched her own production company to add to her impressive acting and singing career. Now, Zooey Deschanel reveals to British Cosmopolitan, she’s on a mission to become a role model for other women:

“We [Molly McAleer, Sophia Rossi and Zooey] started Hello Giggles [hellogiggles.com] for fun, but now I feel like I’m on a mission to make it a thing that helps other women. If there had been a place like that for me when I was 13, I would have felt so much less alone.”

Speaking more about her website, she’s hugely passionate about protecting other girls from negativity:

“I was so tired of every site having these comment sections that were pure, pure toxic energy. I put myself out there; it’s part of my job, and I get it: people will attack me. At first I was thrown off, but now I have a pretty thick skin about it. But if someone were to do that to one of our 13-year-old bloggers, I would kill them!”

Part of the reason she’s so adamant is that she remembers the hell of trying to fit in at that age:

“People really teased me. It was really bad. Nothing could be as hard as middle school. There were insecurities that I think I would have worked through a lot faster if I’d had certain tools and could have connected with certain people earlier.”

Like her website and tweets (Zooey runs her own Twitter account), her songs are totally authentic:

“When we’re recording [with She & Him bandmate, Matthew Ward], we’ll almost always like the first or second take. I’d rather have something that’s imperfect but emotionally true than try to sing it perfectly.”

Opening up about relationships, Zooey admits she still believes in true love:

“[True love] that lasts forever… yes, I do believe in it. My parents have been married for 40 years and my grandparents were married for 70 years. I come from a long line of true loves.”

But, who’s her ideal guy?

“I’d be more likely to go for somebody who is like me. Well, I like creative people, so whatever that means… Yeah, authentic and creative.”

The full interview appears in the April issue of British Cosmopolitan, on sale 5th March.