zooey deschanel ditched her bangs

for the cover of 'cosmpolitan'

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If Zooey Deschanel gets rid of her bangs, does she cease to exist? Metaphorically, maybe; actually, no. 

For the latest cover of Cosmpolitan magazine, Deschanel swept her signature bangs to the side, shed some of her twee factor, and got serious. The actress, who announced her pregnancy with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik in January, spoke about what it means to be an accomplished female today. "You don't become successful by trying to be 'a success,'" she said. "You become successful by doing things that give you pleasure. That's a hallmark of mine." 

Click through the gallery to see her new look and read excerpts from her cover story. Then head over to Cosmo and read the entire sneak peek feature.

(via Cosmopolitan)