Kristen Bell: More Acting Chops Per Pound than Any Actor Around
Posted Feb 2, 2012 @ 1:51 PM
"I'm so excited!" *cries*
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Posted Feb 29, 2012 @ 11:14 AM
How are you enjoying the naughty talk on the show?
Let’s just say I’m enjoying it. I’m f***ing enjoying the hell out of it. Sorry. No, it’s more provocative than anything I’ve ever done. And sometimes I have a potty mouth, and it’s just nice to not have those limitations.
Is the pace of “House of Lies” even faster than “Veronica Mars”?
I would say yes. Keeping up with the three of them and the dialogue that they write, yeah, I would say it’s a little bit faster.
Were you looking for another TV show and is cable very different from your network experiences?
I think so. I think that they’re not under the same restraints as network. They can go a little further with their subject matter, with what they show, with how provocative they are. So yeah, I think it is a little bit more interesting and I had my eye, I was looking for something to come back to TV.
It’s like a feeling like I’ve been away from home for too long and I love doing movies, but I look at TV like high school and movies like camp. You create these great relationships in movies in movies and then they sort of dissipate and you go on your way. I like knowing the crew that I work with, I like coming to the same job every day so it appeals to my emotional stability a lot more.
I think whatever you do that works, if you have good writers they pick up on it right away and they continue to write that for you.
Has that happened?
I think so. I don’t know, I’m not in the writer’s room but I hope that they’ve seen, “Oh, that works for her and that doesn’t.” I love where my character is going. I love it. It’s not like anything I’ve ever had before.
Posted Apr 12, 2012 @ 9:29 AM
Series star Kristen Bell, who can now be seen in Showtime's "House of Lies," looked back on her time on the show. This may not make up for the not-dead-yet "Veronica Mars" movie -- you can read Bell's hopes about project here -- but Bell was eager to dish on what exactly Ms. Mars would be doing now.
"She's infiltrating some Northeastern state in a political venture to begin her quest to be president," Bell told me in a HuffPost TV interview in late December. President Mars? Bell said that's a big dream the fictional character "probably wouldn't follow through with."
"What is Veronica Mars doing? She's definitely not married with three kids in Tennessee, I can tell you that much," she said.
Fans will remember creator Rob Thomas' Season 4 pitch was about Special Agent Veronica Mars, FBI and Season 3 ended with the character landing an internship with the Bureau. So what about her big FBI dreams?
"She could be," Bell said. "She's probably working in Homeland Security"
There you have it: Veronica Mars, Homeland Security agent. Working side by side with "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)? We can dream.
As much I would LOVE a crossover between Veronica Mars and Homeland, Rob Thomas mentioned (and I agree) that Veronica wouldn't be a government agent because it would give her too much power.
Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 1:44 AM
Kristen Bell will be joining nominee Toby Keith for hosting duties at the 11th annual awards on June 6, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
“It’s an honor to get that call,” says seven-time CMT winner Keith, 50, about being asked back to host to show. He and Pamela Anderson co-hosted in 2003.
Bell, who will be escorted to Nashville by fiancé Dax Shepherd (sans sloth), is already eager to make her first trip to Music City.
“Country music makes me happy,” the actress, 31, tells PEOPLE. And she’s most excited about meeting her co-host – and the possibility of coming face to face with her country crush, Miranda Lambert.
Posted Jun 26, 2012 @ 3:35 AM
Such level-headedness is not what you might expect from your average starlet. But in spite of a decade in show business, with roles including that of the teenage television detective Veronica Mars, Elle Bishop in Heroes, the title character in the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and five years as the voice of Gossip Girl, Kristen seems refreshingly unaffected by the fame game.
Her only real rock ’n’ roll attribute appears to be her self-confessed ‘potty mouth’, which she claims has become more pronounced on the set of her latest project, House of Lies, Sky Atlantic’s racy new comedy-drama about hard-living, loose-moralled management consultants, in which she plays Jeannie Van Der Hooven, whom she fondly describes as ‘a well of confusing, vacant, needy, narcissistic emotion’.
As one of the few women in the cast, Kristen admits that ‘my mouth gets worse when I am hanging out with the guys [the show also stars Don Cheadle, comedian Ben Schwartz and Australian actor Josh Lawson]. It’s less because they are influencing me, and more because I am peacocking – I can’t help showing off to them.’ Frankly, it’s a relief to discover that this seemingly squeaky-clean, environmentally conscious vegan cyclist has at least one vice…
I like making films, but I love doing television. In my opinion, 80 per cent of films out there are so-so or sh***y, whereas the majority of television these days is excellent. You have Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Damages – the list goes on and on. They are extremely well-crafted shows that great writers have created and great actors have gravitated towards.
Doing movies is much more nomadic, and I like the consistency of television. I am very much a creature of habit; I am similar to a dog in almost every way. I like seeing the same people every day.
I didn’t want to have the lead role in a television show again, because I wanted my real self to
coexist with whatever character I was playing, and that just doesn’t happen when you are the lead. I loved playing Veronica Mars, but I did not sleep, or have any kind of social life. There were times when I would work 16 hours a day, every day. It was engulfing. I have much more balance now.
Click link for more interview.
Posted Nov 5, 2012 @ 12:04 PM
For Parenthood star Dax Shepard, parenthood is now officially in both his and Kristen Bell’s future.
“Yes, they are expecting their first child,” a representative for Kristen Bell confirms to E! News.
Word of the impending stork’s arrival was first reported by People, which revealed the actress is due in late spring. The couple, who have appeared together in such films as When in Rome and Hit and Run, have been engaged since December 2009, when Shepard popped the question about two years after he and Bell first began dating.
Congrats to the soon-to-be mommy and daddy!
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Posted Jun 26, 2013 @ 12:38 PM
The Supreme Court finally ruled that the federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, which means Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard will finally tie the knot -- along with millions of other gay Americans whose right to marry was previously denied.
The couple, who welcomed a baby girl in March, decided that they weren't going to get married until marriage equality existed in the U.S:
"The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends. That’s why we’ve been so hesitant, ” she told The Advocate in 2012. “Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.”
Posted Feb 19, 2014 @ 10:28 AM
I'm rewatching all 3 seasons in preparation for the March 14 movie, and I'm being pleasantly reminded of the subtle zingers in Kristen Bell's acting. Specifically, the little physical things she does when delivering a line.
- Wallace is a friend of mine. Take that (karate chop) high school guidance counselor.
- I didn't mean "brother" brother, I meant, you know... (KB's interpretation of a black guy's head swerve & "street" arm gestures)
- Do me a favor? (the famous head tilt). I loved the scene where Veronica and Wallace did it at the same time. And when Weevil did it.