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Zooey Deschanel Reveals that Big Sister Emily Terrorized Her

Zooey Deschanel Jimmy Kimmel
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Hipster crushes Zooey and Emily Deschanel aren’t the first two sisters to simultaneously be on different network TV shows. (Remember Tracy Gold and Missy Gold from ‘Growing Pains’ and ‘Benson‘?) But, as Zooey pointed out during her appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ the ‘New Girl’ and ‘Bones’ stars are the first sisters to simultaneously appear on network shows where one is a drama and the other comedy.

After clearing that up, Zooey spoke about her relationship with her sister. The duo get along great now — they often visit each other in their trailers as their shows are shot on the same Fox lot — but when they were much younger Emily, who is four years older, terrorized Zooey.

According to Zooey, when she was three-years-old, her big sis told her was actually an alien from Neptune who had killed Emily and took over her body. While you may recognize that as the plot to the classic sci-film ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,’ little Zooey knew nothing about that. So instead she was just terrified when Emily would make alien-like faces at her and talk like a robot.

The whole thing actually sounds like a pretty good plot for a sitcom. ‘Zooey and Emily: The Early Years,’ perhaps?

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