Welcome to Kristen Bell Online, the best place for all things Kristen Bell since 2007! We feature the latest news on Kristen and the happenings in career - as well 100,000+ photos; a media archive and press archive; information about Kristen and her projects; a fans section and more! Please keep on visiting us at www.kristen-bell.org to stay up to date with everything Kristen Bell!
Kristen Bell is featured on the cover and inside the December 2013 issue of “Flare” Magazine!
On her worries about becoming a mother: “I kept saying to Dax in all sincerity during my pregnancy, ‘I just don’t know how I’m going to like her as much as I like the dogs.’ I was being serious. Because I f–king love my dogs; they are my children. I love people the more i know them, and I didn’t know her. It could’ve been a water bottle in my belly, that’s about how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy. But within about 24 hours after she came out, my hormones reset, and they reprogrammed my feelings about her.”
On her and Dax Shepard’s Detroit past: “Dax and I would not have been friends in high school. He was a drug addict and he was wild, and I was very much a good girl who went to Catholic school. He is also five years older than I am, and he lived in Milford, which is a bit more drive-your-tractor-to-the-7-eleven-type Michigan, and I was closer to downtown Detroit.”
On secrets to a strong marriage: “Our main rule is: Check your ego at the door, and be aware of when the other person is spinning out. As artists, everything is vanity- and narcissism- driven: my career, the strategy behind it, the next level I want to hit, my photo shoot, how I was in my acting scene, my premiere. So we try to do a really good job of being human beings in the rest of our life.”
It’s late May in Hollywood and 25 of TV’s Unsung Heroes have gathered at Siren Orange Studios in Los Angeles for The Hollywood Reporter’s supporting actor/actress photo shoot.
But to see the stars from series including The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Justified, Mad Men, Burn Notice, Suburgatory, The Big Bang Theory, Smash and more interact, the mood was more like a fan convention.
Justified’s Walton Goggins made a beeline for Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, where the two debated who’d fare best on their respective series. “I’d want a really big sword, I’d have one day on the call sheet because I would take some people down! But I’d be killed right away,” Goggins laughed. “I’d walk onto your show with my sword and just get shot point blank!” the man also known as Jon Snow retorted.
For others, like House of Lies’ Kristen Bell, the shoot was an opportunity to reunite with friends — and pitch ideas for Season 2 of her Showtime comedy. “I worked with [Dexter star] Jennifer Carpenter a long time ago — we moved out to L.A. together and shared our first apartment — so I’d love to rekindle that and have her come maybe as a regular next season on House of Lies,” she said. “It’s Showtime, so let’s keep it in the family!”
The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal, meanwhile, was just blown away to be in the midst of such company as Sons of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman, Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt and Mad Men’s Jared Harris as he’s big fans of all three dramas. “I don’t want to sound like a cornball, but I’m very honored to be here and it’s very cool to see all these people who I see in my living room,” he said. “To be in the same shoot with them is an honor.”
Naya Rivera, who swapped spots with Bernthal midway through the shoot, said it’s Glee’s team attitude that makes the show such a blast to be a part of. “I feel like we’re all one big family, and we’re all working toward a common goal: To make each episode amazing,” she noted. “It never feels like you’re ‘in the background’ because even if you seemingly are, I’m having a blast in the back of the choir room with [co-stars] Kevin McHale or Amber Riely, so it’s definitely a team effort. Being a supporting actress on this show has given me everything. This has been the opportunity of a lifetime.”
The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik was thankful to be able to mutter the word “Emmy” in the same sentence as her name — and be in the same room as Up All Night’s Maya Rudloph. “I feel like it’s been one step of gratefulness after another,” she said. “I’m grateful to have gotten a guest spot on Big Bang Theory, then a recurring role then a regular and to even be mentioned in the same sentence with the word Emmy, I’m beyond astonished. It’s been an amazing year.”
Happy Endings co-star Damon Wayans Jr. recalled moments on set where the ensemble cast of the ABC comedy laughs nonstop — and gets to improvise everything from dialogue to dancing. “In the Valentine’s Day episode, I had to do this one long shot with choreography through halls and the writers didn’t give me any choreography so I had to make it up on the fly,” he said. “There’s also a line in the same episode where Jane [Eliza Coupe] was trying to hold me up inside the limo and said, ‘It’s like Weekend at Bernie Mac’s over here.’ That was improved and made me laugh. We laugh pretty much every day on that show.”
For New Girl’s Hannah Simone the best benefit of being part of the Fox ensemble was who she was surrounding herself with day in and day out. “Being part of an ensemble is great because I get to hang out with my friends all day and do fun, weird, zany stuff. With Zooey Deschanel at the helm of our show, you can’t really go wrong.”
Erika Christensen, meanwhile, said the photo shoot reminded her of being part of the huge ensemble on Parenthood. “A show like Parenthood that has 15 regulars, I realized quickly that I started taking them for granted that this is the way that we work,” she said. “I was watching the show and impressed by the actors and realized how special this is. Everyone respects each other so much that it feels like it’s all fun and games but then you watch the finished product and realize it’s something special. I’m very proud to be in this group.”
Community’s Gillian Jacobs noted the benefits of working with a cast that’s so funny on-screen and off: “I look better because they’re good!” she enthused. “I’m feel like I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve worked with and gotten better as a performer.”
Check out behind the scenes video from THR’s photo shoot below.
After celebrating her 30th birthday last month, Kristen Bell is all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Appearing on dual covers for the September issue of Shape, the stylish actress shares her 30 best stay-fit tips, challenging women to embrace a more balanced approach to fitness. Opting for an active lifestyle over fad diets, she admits: “I’m like a jackrabbit throughout the day and like to keep moving whenever I can.” Instead of depriving herself of caloric sweets, she makes compromises. “More flights of stairs means I can eat more candy!” And when Bell isn’t playing board games with financé Dax Shepard, she can be found planting vegetables in her organic garden or getting crafty at home. “I love to do projects around the house,” she explains. “I have a very old sewing machine, and if I spot something I like in a magazine, I want to see if I can make it.” To hear more from Kristen, pick up the September issue of Shape or visit Shape.com for a behind the scenes look at her cover shoot. (Source)
Here’s some fitness ideas from the 30-year-old Burlesque actress:
On how she stays active: “My friends and I are all into staying in shape through outdoor activities. We play Ultimate Frisbee, hike the trails around Los Angeles, go rock climbing in Malibu, explore underwater caves in Palos Verdes. We’re gluttons for excitement, and it keeps us fit!”
On cheating on her diet every so often: “I’ve learned I don’t really feel well after I eat it but I also know that devouring a whole cheesecake with my girlfriends can feel incredible! I’m always going to be the kind of person who treats myself.” (K-Bell has been a vegetarian for 19 years.)
On reaping what she sows: “Now that I have all this fresh mint growing in my garden, I make mint lemonade slushies. I start by squeezing fresh lemon juice into a blender, then add chopped mint, a little agave nectar to neutralize the sour, and a lot of ice. Delicious, healthy, and refreshing!”
Check out Kristen’s “30 Rules To Live By” at Shape.com! (Source)