In addition to being the object of indie boys (and girls!) affections worldwide, a great actress and just generally adorable, Zooey Deschanel has made quite a career out of her band She & Him. They had a few tunes on the “(500) Days of Summer” soundtrack, and Zooey’s recorded tracks for films from “Elf” to “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” to “Bridge to Terabithia.”
When MTV News caught up with Zooey at the Sundance Film Festival where she was promoting her film “My Idiot Brother,” she revealed that she had recently contributed music to another film that she’s really excited about.
“I did some soundtrack work for the new ’Winnie the Pooh’ movie,” she said amidst awwws from her costars Elizabeth Banks and Emily Mortimer. “I wrote a song for the end credits and did the beginning credits song and it was really fun.”
Zooey’s also turned over a new leaf and recently joined Twitter as @therealzooeyd. In the past month or so she’s tweeted 462 times, amassed more than 154,000 followers (except for Elizabeth, apparently) and has even been so sweet as to chat back to MTV when we talk about how cute she is.
“I love Twittering,” Zooey said. “I was really scared of it, and then, I don’t know what happened, over Christmas I just became a tweet machine.”
Based on her average of 15 tweets a day, we can tell that she’s taking off. Stay strong, Zooey, and happy 10th Sundance anniversary!
Are you a fan of Zooey’s music? Do you follow her on Twitter?