Kristen Bell Network

Your favorite source on the actress

Welcome to Kristen Bell Network, your online resource dedicated to the actress Kristen Bell. WE WORK TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE LATEST NEWS, PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND MORE! WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY OUR SITE AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT US AGAIN TO GET THE LATEST UPDATES ON KRISTEN.
“Getting Ready with Kristen Bell for the Golden Globes is a lot of fun” by Coveteur

“Getting Ready with Kristen Bell for the Golden Globes is a lot of fun” by Coveteur

Coveteur

The Hamilton soundtrack is playing in the background. Through the haze of hairspray, we could make out Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard stuffing hotel napkins into their necklines (Bell’s a deep blush Zuhair Murad V she was protecting from her makeup, and Shepard’s a crisp white collar). They role-played a family dinner at Red Lobster. If you couldn’t deduce it at this point, you should know we’re in a ritzy hotel room in Beverly Hills prepping for the 76th Golden Globe Awards with Bell’s glam team, including longtime stylist Nicole Chavez.

It wasn’t long before Shepard took control of the music—not before chirping his Golden Globe-nominated wife’s musical afinity—switching to rap and hip-hop while hairstylist Jenny Cho touched up the actress’s shiny S-waves and makeup artist Simone Siegel added a few final dustings of finishing powder. Bell, who was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for her leading role in The Good Place, channeled old-Hollywood glamour in a full-length pleated gown and Brian Atwood heels Chavez had custom-dyed to match the dress perfectly. There was a heavy sprinkling of Harry Winston diamonds to finish off the look. Thank goodness Chavez gave us all the details of Bell’s look (and more) below.

Check the pictures in our gallery:

Photo Sessions & Outtakes > 2019 > “Getting Ready with Kristen Bell for the Golden Globes is a lot of fun” by Coveteur

Kristen Bell on Busy Tonight!

Kristen Bell on Busy Tonight!

Kristen Bell stopped by Busy Philipps‘ new E! talk show Busy Tonight on Wednesday, where she teased new details about her highly-anticipated Veronica Mars revival.

Host Busy Philipps teased that her longtime friend ‘K-Bell‘ is ‘the hardest-working woman in show business,‘.

‘We have our first table read for Veronica Mars today,‘ an extremely excited Bell said, which was met with applause from the studio audience, before teasing a ‘sexy‘ show.

I’m so over the moon because we sort of made it a much more grown-up world and Veronica is an adult and it’s just gonna be sexy and cinematic and it’s gonna be exciting.

The actress added that, while she’s excited to deliver the show to fans, she might not watch it herself.

I probably won’t even watch it because we don’t stay up late,Bell said. ‘I’m probably asleep by like 9:30.

Veronica Mars originally aired for three seasons, between 2004 and 2007, first on UPN and then on the network’s successor, The CW.

With the two clearly being very comfortable with each other, conversation immediately got onto feminine hygiene, and before Kristen Bell had even sat down she was already recounting her experience with menstrual cups, referencing a segment about them earlier on the show.

I’ve tried the DivaCup but I had a very weird experience with it,Kristen explained, saying it takes a while ‘to figure it out, or really to finger it out.’

A menstrual cup is tricky and takes some trial and error,’ Busy agreed, but even she had no idea how dramatic Kristen’s menstrual cup experience would be.

I will say to the DivaCup company that I think this was an enigma but I once got it stuck,’ Kristen explained, voicing her sadness as she had previously liked it – ‘I’m saving money, I’m saving the environment – this is great’.

So I was going to remove it because it was time for a change and I went to grab it but there was something that was suctioned to the wrong part of me,’ the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actress explained to gasps from the crowd. ‘And you know that feeling they say when you have a vasovagal nerve that can immediately make you pass out? Well, I pulled and I passed out.

She continued: ‘I came to and I still hadn’t got it out so I then had to be like “OK you’ve got to brace yourself, you’ve got to grab hard, you’ve got to grab strong” and I ripped it out.

After that I was like maybe it’s not for me,’ explained Kristen, concluding her story. ‘But prior to that I had had a great experience.

Check the pictures in our gallery:

Events > 2018 > Oct 30 │Busy Tonight

Kristen Bell worries Disney princesses teach her daughters bad lessons

Kristen Bell worries Disney princesses teach her daughters bad lessons

Parents magazine

When it comes to stranger danger and conversations around consent, Frozen’s Anna has a lot of questions for Snow White.
Kristen Bell: ‘I couldn’t be Stepford if I tried’

Kristen Bell: ‘I couldn’t be Stepford if I tried’

The Guardian

She’s made philosophy fun in The Good Place, has a model marriage and still finds time for charity work. No wonder Kristen Bell struggles to keep it all together

Thanks to The Good Place, Bell can now crisply outline the debate between Kantian and utilitarian philosophy. But at this moment, right in the middle of a sentence describing her personal belief in moral particularism, Bell is stumped by something she can’t explain. “Look at that. What is that?” she blurts, extracting a pair of industrial-sized shapewear knickers out of her purse. “I can’t explain.” Then she pulls out one sock, then an entirely different mismatched sock, and then a mangled sticking plaster. “I don’t know,” she sighs. Just one more mystery in the universe.

She is very visible – a blonde in a bright shirt in a restaurant where everyone else is wearing black, and the most famous face in the place – yet brandishing her underwear doesn’t make her blush. “One thing I really want to do publicly – like on social media – is a, ‘What’s in my bag?’” she says, referring to the fashion magazine features that are usually just plugs for lip gloss. “Like actually videotape myself and go, ‘This is no bullshit. Here is what’s in my fucking bag.’

In The Good Place, Bell would be forced to substitute “bullshirt” and “forking” for those swear words. On Earth, her goal is to tell everything like it is, as though every day is an exercise in Celebrity Demystification. She is publicly seen as a Very Good Person, an empath who volunteers for a half-dozen charities. Thanks to The Good Place – and honestly, just being a celebrity in these tumultuous, take-a-stand years – she is often turned to as an oracle of ethics. “I personally think it’s a responsibility that if you’re lucky enough to have been handed a microphone in your short time on this planet, use it. Use it.

Within her radius, I tip extra, and yet she still tips twice as much. And yet she prefers to play characters who are selfish creeps. “That’s what I feel like!” she protests. “Look, I consider myself a very nice person and there are plenty of times I want to scream at someone on the street. And Eleanor does that – she tells people to eat their farts.

Bell and her husband, the comedian and actor Dax Shepard, are aware that their marriage inspires awe. While they were dating, he surprised her on her birthday with a live sloth, and her ecstatic, sobbing meltdown went viral. The day the supreme court legalised gay marriage, she proposed to him on Twitter. Internet strangers reply to their tweets with hashtags such as #RelationshipGoals. Instead of leaning into the mystique, Bell prefers to talk about the hard work they do every day to stay together. Couples therapy, sobriety, the challenges of monogamy, and their constant bickering, which they recently allowed people to eavesdrop on during an episode of Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert, where they relitigated whether or not he gawped at her chest on their first date.

I’m the polar opposite of my husband and that is not hyperbolic. We disagree on 99.9% of things and we argue all the time,” says Bell with affection. The 0.1% of things they share, she notes, are crucial. “We both have the type of brain that likes to be stimulated by the devil’s advocate point of view, so it totally works.” Plus, they were both born in Michigan.

As a child, Bell was a talented mimic. She would repeat unusual accents, Broadway warbles, even entire Lee Press-On Nails commercials from memory. Her parents split up before she was born, so to help her single mother earn extra cash, Bell began modelling for local newspaper ads when she was a pre-teen. She was small and cute, which made her perfect for posing with karaoke machines and kids’ bikes. “Every now and then, someone would bring a circular to school and be like, ‘Is this you? Ew!’” says Bell. “Kmart underwear and training bras was particularly embarrassing.” Her mother, a practising Christian, enrolled her in a Catholic high school, where she heard all the conservative fear-mongering that kept her gay friends from musical theatre hidden in the closet. Despite her daily religion classes, Bell refused to mimic their homophobia. “Definitely, people in my community had the same idea about lifestyles they were unfamiliar with, but I never had a point where I remember going, ‘Oh, being gay is OK!’ I was always like, ‘What are you talking about?’”

I was so hungry for weirdos,” says Bell. “I couldn’t be Stepford if I tried.” She pauses and reconsiders. “Well, maybe I could fit that box, but I don’t want the people around me to fit that box.” So as soon as she graduated, she moved to New York. “My first memories were just being slack-jawed at the amount of stimuli from other people and immediately recognising that I found my people.” They were in her acting classes, in her first gigs on Broadway, and even today, she refers to the crew of The Good Place as “my family members”. Bell uses the word “tribe” a lot. It’s part of her current thinking about how humanity can improve. Now that she has producer-level clout, her last three projects have instituted what she calls a “no jerks policy”. This includes no sexual harassment, no making people uncomfortable, no passive aggressiveness, and if she spots a director being rude to a crew member, they won’t be hired back.

Recently, she went to a lecture by the cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker and has fixated on caveman behaviour, which she refers to as the “outdated software in our brains”. Her cornerstone belief is that humans weren’t meant to live in large groups, not even places as fabulous as Manhattan. That we were meant to live in villages of 115 people, max, which is why we tend to be immediately suspicious of anyone unfamiliar. “If you and I met a couple thousand years ago in a field, we would probably kill each other,” she explains, with her friendliest smile.

Today, we’re less violent – at least, face to face – yet online, especially in 2018, that primal group-think is being battled with keyboards instead of clubs. “After the [presidential] election, the amount of hatred I saw from everywhere made me feel – and I could dare speak for my collaborators on the show – that The Good Place was more important.” This is good timing, as the show’s third season, which premieres on Netflix on Friday 28 September, starts off with Eleanor and her afterlife friends Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) alive and back on Earth with their deaths reversed, stumbling through a second chance at self-improvement, which comes with a new round of sinful temptations, such as when fatuous philanthropist Tahani publishes a best-selling book on enlightenment that gives her the Oprah-level fame she desperately craved.

There’s no bigger space that egos exist than in the non-profit world,” says Bell. Tahanis are real – and she would know. Bell’s current list of charities covers a staggering amount of ground: animal rights, prostate cancer, stem cell donation, Alzheimer’s disease, international child hunger, domestic chid poverty and young mothers raised in foster care. On birthdays, she and her friends prefer to furnish apartments for homeless people transitioning off the street rather than going out to a bar, and, this week, she will make her United Nations debut as an ambassador for the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.

My job is not to go into politics,Bell stresses. “My job is that I have the ear of 18-year-olds because of The Good Place or Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” It is almost impossible to imagine how she fits everything in. “Honestly, every day you quit at seven, throw in the towel, scream, and then wake up and do it all over again,” she admits. “I know from the outside it can look like, ‘Oh! She’s got it so together! And has a career that looks nice and is doing all these things with these charities.’ But I am struggling to keep it together on a day-to-day basis, and I know that’s what everyone feels like, so that’s what I like to see in my characters.

Still, she is questioning how much Hollywood loves anti-heroes. There are plenty of them in the news – do we still need them on Netflix? (Witness Bell and Kelsey Grammer as an estranged daughter and father in Like Father.) Is there a way to break Hollywood’s insistence on pitting heroes against jerks, especially when most people, even her, are both? Bell points to Frozen, the Disney blockbuster for which she voiced the lonely Princess Anna. In the first versions of the script, the frosty Princess Elsa was more of a traditional bad guy. What if they broke the mould? “In the final draft, it was like, ‘No, not only does she not need to be forgiven for anything, she’s the most sympathetic character in the whole piece,’” says Bell. “It’s a much more complex story when there’s no villain.

“I want to watch someone fight for the underdog, I want to watch a hero without a cape,” says Bell. “I want to watch someone trying to be good like Eleanor.” Which means it’s the right time to resurrect Veronica Mars, the TV show about a teen detective that made her a household name. Next month, she is jumping back into production for eight new episodes that will premiere – in the US next year. “It’s not high-school crime any more,” says Bell. “It’s going to be Veronica as an adult, so it’s going to be different … and I mean that from an emotional perspective of what Veronica’s dealing with. She’s going to take on much bigger problems.

For now, though, Bell is continuing to handle her ordinary problems, such as answering her daughters’ questions about death. “When you tell [your kids] some gigantic mythical story that they can sense is not true, they know you’re lying to them,” she says. Reading her kids scripts of The Good Place as bedtime stories, with its flying shrimps and roguish devils, is out. Yet her kids seem to be absorbing her own straight-shooting spirit. Recently, while preparing for the death of their grandfather, her five-year-old shocked her with another huge question: Did she need to pack her toy shovel for when he passed away? And where were they burying the body? On the side of his house? Bell beams with pride. “She was all problem-solving!

Check the pictures in our gallery:

Photo Sessions & Outtakes > 2018 > The Guardian

Kristen Bell reads Trump’s tweets in her ‘Gossip Girl’ voice on ‘Late Night’

Kristen Bell reads Trump’s tweets in her ‘Gossip Girl’ voice on ‘Late Night’

Kristen Bell appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday (September 26) and brought back her role on Gossip Girl to read a few of President Donald Trump‘s tweets!

The actress voiced the omniscient narrator throughout the teen CW series’ run from 2007 to 2012.

We feel as though a lot of Donald Trump tweets feel very gossip-y,” host Seth, 44, explained. “And so we have asked if you wouldn’t mind reading a few of them with the classic Gossip Girl send-off.

The first tweet, from August of this year, featured Trump lamenting a jail sentence for an ex-NSA contractor. “Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over ‘classified’ information. Gee, this is ‘small potatoes’ compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard. XOXO, Gossip Girl,” Kristen read – Watch below!

Kristen was wearing a Paule Ka top, Cushnie et Ochs skirt, Jimmy Choo heels, and earrings by Pearl Collective.

Check the pictures in our gallery:

Events > 2018 > September 26 │Late Night with Seth Meyers in New York

Candids > 2018 > September 25 – Arriving at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York