When we posted that Zooey Deschanel found being constantly confused for Katy Perry “a little bit annoying,” we didn’t think there was any animosity in her quote towards the pop singer whatsoever. So, we were surprised that MTV News’ Kim Stolz would suggest there was. Either way, Perry’s response to their similar appearance was very interesting.
When asked if she gets mistaken for Deschanel, Perry said it used to happen all the time during her eight years living in Los Angeles. “I mean, it got really funny, but I met her and she was really cool and, like, we used to shop at this same store on Saturdays – this, like, girls shop,” she said. “And um, yeah, she and I look alike, yes. Obvious. We have the dark hair and the blue eyes, but of course, I look like Lily, I look like Natasha Khan…”
Stolz suggests that Deschanel was particularly annoyed that she was being compared to Perry, but Perry said that’s more likely an exaggeration by the media, adding, “I mean you can’t read tone when you read quotes. I mean, you gotta hear it. So, I don’t know. I never heard it, but she was always nice to me and I have no disrespect at all.”
As you can see, this is getting out of hand. Deschanel’s words seemed more aimed at random people confusing her with someone else everyday. That would be annoying no matter who they thought you were, right?
Check out the “tone” of Katy Perry’s interview with MTV here, which includes talk about Rihanna, her Swedish pop influences, and her wanting a Phil Spector-esque producer.