Zooey Deschanel Too Scared to Babysit Nephew

Thursday, January 5, 2012

ZOOEY Deschanel is too scared to babysit her nephew.

The (500) Days of Summer actress’ older sister Emily has a three-month-old son and although Zooey finds the tot “terribly cute” she doesn’t like being left responsible for him unless there is someone else around.

“If somebody else is around. I don’t … I’ve never really babysat. I’m not great at babysitting,” she said.

“I kind of, like, don’t know what to do, maybe if my mom was around or something. I like holding him, he really is terribly cute.”

Despite her aversion to babysitting duties, Zooey — who split from her husband, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, in November — explained she is “pretty much always cheerful”.

“I am pretty much always cheerful. Even early in the morning, I go on tour with my band and it’s, like, 12 people on one bus. And I feel like I’m the one who’s happy in the morning,” Zooey added.