The actress has gained increased media attention since debuting in the Fox series New Girl, but has told Allure that her latest success will not define her career.
Deschanel told the magazine: "[An] 'it girl' is supposed to be something that only lasts a certain amount of time. They keep calling me an 'it girl', and at this point it makes me laugh, because they've done that so many times - 'You're it'; 'You're not it.' What is 'it'?"
The actress recently revealed that she takes an active role in her New Girl outfits.
New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Fox.
Deschanel will join musical guest Karmin on this weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live.
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