Kristen Bell is featured in the May 2014 issue of “Allure” magazine! You can watch a behind the scenes video from her photo shoot below.
Kristen Bell and her “Veronica Mars” co-star Jason Dohring are featured on the cover of the February 21, 2014 issue of “Entertainment Weekly” magazine! The issue will be out on Friday, February 14th!
A long time ago, we used to be friends with a whip-smart teen sleuth named Veronica Mars. And now, thanks to a historic Kickstarter campaign, Mars is back in Neptune — this time on the big screen. In this week’s cover story, star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas take EW along for the roller-coaster revival of the beloved cult TV series. Just a year ago, a big-screen revival of Veronica Mars was still a pipe dream. But after a groundbreaking and breakneck turn of events, on March 14 it will be a dream come true for tens of thousands of fans that made it come true by donating $5.7 million last spring to a Kickstarter campaign — organized by Mars creator Rob Thomas — to finance the revival they’ve wanted since The CW canceled the series in 2007. Even Veronica is pinching herself. “Never before have we had a platform that allows people to engage us and tell us what they want,” Kristen Bell told EW when we visited the set of the movie last summer. “We said, ‘Guys! Maybe we’re crazy, but we really want to do it again. Do you?’ And they answered!” Adds Thomas, “We’re guinea pigs for a whole new model of filmmaking. It would be nice to be a success.”
Shippers invested in Veronica’s relationship — or lack thereof — with broody bad boy Logan (Jason Dohring) will be delighted to know that the movie hits the angle hard… especially after a tragedy in his personal life requires Veronica to return to her roots as a PI. But brace yourself, Team Logan fans: As the film opens, Veronica is (SPOILER ALERT) still dating Stosh “Piz” Piznarski (Chris Lowell, currently on Fox’s Enlisted). Dohring — who we’re pleased to report is so much more mild-mannered in real life — admits he never quite understood what the ladies saw in his character: “I watch some of those old episodes and go, ‘Geez, Jay, you’re such a dick!’”
Whatever happens at the box office, Veronica Mars will continue to live on after the release of the film with a series of novels published by Vintage and overseen by Thomas; the first one hits in March. As for more movies (or even, perhaps, another TV series?), Bell likes her heroine’s chances: “I am not too pessimistic about this being the last round.”
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.”
Kristen Bell is featured on the cover of the September 2013 issue of “Redbook” magazine! The issue will be on newsstands August 13th.
Kristen Bell is featured on the cover and inside the August/September 2012 issue of “Zooey” magazine!
You can find out where to grab your copy over at zooeymagazine.com.
Check out a preview video for the September 2012 issue of “Esquire” magazine that features Kristen Bell!
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.