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Katy Perry admits posing as Zooey Deschanel in the past to get into clubs

/ 12:20 PM December 23, 2020
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Pop singer Katy Perry (left) and actress Zooey Deschanel (Image: Instagram/@katyperry, @zooeydeschanel)

Katy Perry admitted to Zooey Deschanel that she used to pretend to be the actress in the past to get into clubs.

Perry made the revelation during an Instagram Live with Deschanel herself on Dec. 22 (Dec. 21 in the United States) to talk about Perry’s music video for “Not the End of the World,” which dropped on YouTube on Monday, Dec. 21.

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Deschanel stars in the music video as herself, who gets mistaken for Perry and is abducted by aliens. As per Perry, she approached Deschanel around two to three months ago, just after Perry gave birth to baby Daisy, due to clamor from fans for a music video of “Not the End of the World.” At the time, Perry was on maternal leave.

I called you up and I had this idea that Zooey would step in while I was taking a little bit of a leave. Obviously being a mother of two, you know exactly how it feels, and I was, like, ‘What a great chance,’” Perry told Deschanel on Instagram Live. “Because for so long, we’ve had this funny relationship — friendship — but obviously people think we look alike, right?”

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Deschanel agreed, which prompted Perry to admit to her that she would pose as Deschanel when she first moved to Los Angeles around 18 years ago.

“You have always been everything to me and in that moment I was like so complimented to look like you, but I will — I have to admit something to you on a Live — that when I first got to LA, I went to the club a lot and I wanted to get into the club and I had no money and I had no clout, I had nothing and sometimes I would pose as you to get into the club,” admitted Perry.

Deschanel, amused, told Perry she knew about this since people would tell her they’ve seen her around despite her being a “goody two-shoes.”

“People kept going, ‘I saw you out, I made eye contact with you,’” Deschanel said. “And I was like ‘No!’ and everybody kept telling me about this girl, ‘Katy, Katy who looks just like you’ and I’m like, ‘Who is this Katy?’ and then when I met you, I was so relieved ‘cause you’re so pretty and I was like oh thank God, she’s so pretty.”

Laughing, Perry shared that she used to be a wild child when she moved to Los Angeles at 17 years old. Nevertheless, she apologized to Deschanel for misrepresenting her.

“From 17 til about 23 when ‘I Kissed A Girl’ came out, I was like turned up to 11 at the club…,” said Perry. “I’m sorry if I misrepresented you, I wanted to say that now.”

Deschanel, however, quipped, “It’s a compliment.”  /ra

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