Zooey Deschanel — actress (New Girl, 500 Days of Summer); singer-songwriter, She & Him (heading on tour this summer); and co-founder (Hello Giggles)
What's the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"It's hard to say the BEST piece of advice since I can't recall every piece of advice I've ever received, but a really good piece of advice I've gotten was on my first movie, the director, Lawrence Kasdan, told me to always give my best performance, even if I was off camera for another actor because people can tell a generous actor. I always think of that when I'm working, it's important to be generous! "
What's the one thing you do every day that is critical to your success?
"I talk to my parents every day. We always have interesting conversations, and I love how much I can learn from them. I think they like it, too!"
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