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By Michelle Lanz

2009 has been a banner year for miss Zooey Deschanel.

Not only did she marry Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard and score critical praise in "(500) Days of Summer," but now she's making a rare TV appearance in "Bones," alongside her older sister Emily.

Deschanel talked to Parade.com about about her recent marriage, growing up with showbiz parents and the ups and downs of co-starring with Emily for the first time.

On the joys of married life:

"I think we both were always pretty romantic, but it's just that now it feels like everything is better. I think being married is great. I make him breakfast and he cleans up. I think I'm going to keep him."

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On the chlidhood story that won't go away:

"When I was like two or three years old I was stomping around our hotel room and yelling because I had an ear infection. I was so mad and my parents kept saying, 'Shhhhh.' I said, 'Don't you shush me.' My mother loves to tell that about me. I used to try to stop her, but I've finally given up. It does make me sound like a little brat."

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On having showbiz parents:

"Both of them were able to follow their own dreams. I don't think they felt like, since show business has been good to them, it would be to me and Emily. They were just like, 'Whatever makes you happy.' They've always been very understanding and supportive."

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On makeup advice from her mother:

"She was like, 'Wear blush. Always wear blush.' That was one. She said 'Wear lipstick' too, but I don't always follow that one."

On why she's careful about acting with her sister:

"I think that both of us like to let each other have our space. The one thing that I fear about working with a family member is not getting along. You always want to make sure you don't have any silly bickering or anything like that on the set. I mean, we don't really do that so much anymore, but you always worry that little family things might come up."

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On why she'd never make it as a "Bones" regular:

"I don't really like gory stuff. It makes me uncomfortable. I don't like fake blood; it gives me the creeps. I haven't really done any movies with a lot of fake blood or anything like that. Emily seems fine with it, which is good because every week she's around gross things."

On how growing up it was easy to tell them apart:

"Emily was sort of moody and cool, very kind of aloof. I was very boisterous and always on. I was the energetic one and kind of crazy to the point where I was sometimes a little bit out of my mind. Whatever I thought came out of my mouth. Now, I just am completely different. I can't explain it, but my personality changed quite a bit just with age."