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W — “I have a very close relationship with my family—people are always confused by it,” says the actress Zoey Deutch, a Los Angeles native who grew up on a quasi-farm populated by rescue chickens, cats, dogs, horses, and birds. Case in point: The 21-year-old stars in the upcoming film The Year of Spectacular Men, directed by her mother, Lea Thompson; produced by her father, Howard Deutch; and based on a screenplay by her older sister, Madelyn. That family production, in which Deutch plays an ambitious OCD-riddled movie star, is just one of the projects on her docket. She appears opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in Dirty Grandpa this winter; in Richard Linklater’s 1980s college romp Everybody Wants Some, slated to open in April; and in the soon-to-be-released Vincent-N-Roxxy, with Emile Hirsch and Zoë Kravitz. And yet, Deutch dismisses the idea that she has her career all figured out. “It’s so strange to be in my 20s and talk about myself as if I have a real concept of who I am.”
Outtakes of Zoey for the February issue of Cosmopolitan have been added to the gallery!
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Zoey is on the February issue of Cosmopolitan, and i’ve added to the gallery scans from the issue.
Magazine Scans > 2016 > Cosmopolitan (February)
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VARIETY — The daughter of Lea Thompson and Howard Deutch, Zoey Deutch dove into acting at age 15 with Disney Channel series “The Suite Life on Deck.” After roles in CW’s “Ringer” and 2014’s “Vampire Academy,” the 21-year-old will cross party paths with Robert De Niro in “Dirty Grandpa” (Jan. 22), show her baseball skills in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some” (April 15) and is collaborating on “The Year of Spectacular Men” with another special director: her mom.
What do you love about “Dirty Grandpa”?
I shot it, so you’d think I’d have some concept of how raunchy and funny it is. But the movie just keeps surprising you in terms of how crazy it is.
Who do you play?
I’m an environmentally-conscious college student in Miami, who takes a spring break trip to Daytona Beach with her best friends — where they run into Jason (Zac Efron). And then insanity ensues.
Zoey is on the February issue of Seventeen magazine! One outtake and scan from the issue have been added to the gallery!
Magazine Scans > 2016 > Seventeen (February)
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A brand new photoshoot, taken earlier this year by Heather Gildroy has been added to the gallery. Zoey looks stunning!
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Zoey Deutch has joined Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him?, a romantic comedy from Fox.
Along Came Polly director John Hamburg is helming the project, which tells of a Midwestern dad (Cranston) who travels with his family to visit his daughter at college, only to involve himself in a battle for her affections with her new, brash tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco).
Deutch is the comedy’s female lead, playing the daughter who is caught between the two men in her life.
Hamburg, whose credits include co-writing the Meet the Parents movies as well as the Zoolanderpics, wrote the script with Ian Helfer. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, Ben Stiller’s Red Hour and Jonah Hill are producing the feature, which is set to begin shooting in February.
Jeremy Kramer is overseeing for Fox.
Deutch, the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch, will next be seen with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa.
The actress, who counts Vampire Academy and Beautiful Creatures among her credits, is also the female lead in Richard Linklater’s latest film Everybody Wants Some, which Paramount is set to open in April.
Deutch is repped by CAA and Gilbertson Entertainment.
Zoey Deutch grew up on a ranch with her mom, dad, and older sister. There were dogs, cats, birds, fish, chickens, horses she rode “badly,” and even a tortoise named Tortuga. It was the idyllic life of a country girl—except that this oasis sits smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, and her family members are all Hollywood players.
“I don’t wanna answer that! C’mon! More mom questions?” exclaims Deutch, glowering at me with smoky eyes. It’s true, I’m peppering her with questions about her mother, Lea Thompson, who has starred in tons of movies, not least of which is the all-American sci-fi comedy Back to the Future. “Not a problem,” I say. “Let’s switch gears.” I ask her about her dad, Howard Deutch, who has directed many TV shows and films, including the generational coming-of-age flick Pretty in Pink. Then I start in on her boyfriend, Avan Jogia, a former ABC Family heartthrob and star of the recent Spike miniseries Tut. She shifts in her seat and says, “I’m not falling for that trap.”
As she shouldn’t. It’s not fair to focus on her famous relations, because the 21-year-old Deutch is on the precipice of her own major moment, with roles in both massive studio pictures and critically acclaimed indie projects. There is, for example, the upcoming Richard Linklater-directed Everybody Wants Some, and the mainstream Lionsgate comedy Dirty Grandpa, in which she appears alongside Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. But it’s the movie she’s currently filming at the time of our interview that Deutch is most excited about: The Year of Spectacular Men, written by and starring her sister Madelyn, and featuring her mom, her boyfriend, and herself.