Zooey Deschanel's daughter Elsie Otter is now our favourite baby

The New Girl star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the conversation turned to her daughter, Elsie Otter, who is now 14 months old.

Zooey told the talk show host ‘My husband [producer Jacob Pechenik] taught her how to say cheese because she likes cheese so much. This morning I went in and it was still dark in her room, and she was still in her PJs, and she was already asking for more cheese.

‘I’m like, you didn’t even have any cheese, and you still want more??’


See, this kid definitely has her priorities in order.

Not only that, but Elsie Otter did not approve of the sugar-free cake Zooey made her.


No, she knows the real deal and she wants it.

‘[For her first birthday] I made her a little heart-shaped cake that didn’t have sugar, I put mashed banana in it instead,’ Zooey explained. ‘She’s so little and cake has a lot of sugar.

‘I whipped up some coconut cream and put it on top so it looked like a cupcake.’

Miming her daughter trying the cake and shaking her head, Zooey exclaimed she was ‘not at all interested.’ ‘They’re smart, they know they’re being cheated,’ Kimmel replied.



Cheese and cake. That’s all we ever want. Elsie Otter is now our favourite baby.


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