Breaking news: Zooey Deschanel's daughter has spoken and she wants some cheese.
The New Girl actress took a seat on one of Jimmy Kimmel's thrones chairs Tuesday night to dish on all things Deschanel, including her 1-year-old little girl, Elsie Otter Pechenik.
"She's the best. She's so much fun," the new mom told the talk-show host.
According to the actress, Elsie has already found the words for all of her favorite things. "My husband taught her how to say cheese just 'cause she likes cheese so much," Deschanel explained. "This morning, I went in and it's still dark in her room and she's wearing her little jammies…and she goes, 'more...cheese!'"
"I'm like, 'You didn't even have any cheese and you want more?" Zooey joked.
Not to fret—Elsie has even more fun words in her verbal arsenal, including "Mama," "Dada" and "bubble." As Kimmel wisely pointed out, "that's all you really need to know."
While the blooming chatterbox now has her own bedroom, nearly a year ago, new parents Deschanel and her husband Jacob Pechenik were not getting much shut eye.
"Jacob might be more sleep-deprived but better able to function," Zooey told E! News. "I'm a better sleeper than Jacob, but I still am sleep deprived nonetheless."
Still, when it came time to return to the set after giving birth, Zooey understandably had a hard time leaving the house.
"When you're holding your baby, you're like, 'I don't wanna go to work—this is like the best thing ever,'" the actress told E! News' Kristin Dos Santos. "But it's nice, you know, I think, having a little girl, she knows her mommy works and I think that's a good thing."
While the actress was happy to get back to her character on the popular Fox sitcom, the break was helpful for mom and her mini-me.
"It was really good for the baby to have a little time with her mom," Zooey explained to E! News. "I've got a really lovely little baby and we're really happy."