A strict vegan, she has avoided all animal products for 15 years, ever since watching a documentary about the meat industry. Her lifestyle extends to avoiding leather clothing or consuming even honey because “sometimes,” she says, “they kill the bees.” As a result, she is forced to forgo many samples along the route.
But Deschanel’s icy character, forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan, has no problem interacting with freshly butchered bodies on the Fox crime drama. With two episodes remaining in the third season (Mondays, 8 p.m. ET/PT), Deschanel hints that viewers will soon learn the shocking identity of cannibalistic serial killer Gormogon’s apprentice.
She and her on-screen crime-solving partner, David Boreanaz (FBI Agent Booth), were named producers on the show this season, which has upped their creative input.
“David had it in his contract, and I think they wanted to do something to make me feel equal with him, which is nice,” she explains. “We’re definitely more involved in the show and where it goes … if there are story lines or plot points we feel aren’t right for the characters.” Continue reading Emily Deschanel Just Wants To Have Fun