Published on July 14th, 2016 | by admin0
Whether you know her as Veronica Mars or Anna, from Frozen, Kristen Bell has a strong film and TV background that dates all the way back to 2001, when she had a minor role in the comedic flop Pootie Tang. Nonetheless, Bell’s career took a whopping turn for the better in 2004 when she landed the star role in the CW TV series, Veronica Mars.
“Veronica Mars was really the turning point of my career. It’s where I got my opportunity to showcase my talents,” said Bell. The show was an American teen noir mystery drama. Bell was a student who moonlighted as a private investigator under the guidance of her detective father. The series had a nice run but was eventually cancelled. However, in 2013 Bell and writer/creator Rob Thomas, launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a feature film to continue/close out the series. The two reached their $2 million goal in less than ten hours! In fact, they made over $5.7 million. The film was finished and released to much critical acclaim.
After the show ended, Bell went on to star in another hit TV series, Heroes. The show was about a group of heroes who all had their own special abilities to help save the world. While it gained a cult-like following, NBC eventually cancelled the show, too.
From there, Bell went on to star in such movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek and Frozen.
Her new movie, Bad Moms, is about three overworked and under-appreciated moms who are pushed beyond their limits. They soon ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence. She stars alongside Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn. In the film, Bell is obviously a good mom who’s gone bad. In real life she’s a mother of two.
“You know I might not be a perfect mom, but I feel perfect. I think that’s all that matters,” said Bell. “Now there are some days you feel like you’re going crazy, but I think it’s the norm. Every mom knows what we go through in this film, and I think they’ll be able to relate to some of the antics.”
“This movie blankets the whole topic of motherhood in a way that the message is: There are endless ways to do it,” Bell explained. “However your gut is telling you to do it, that’s what’s right. A mother’s instinct comes natural, and is always right. It’s a unifying message that we all feel less than; we all feel frazzled; we all feel overworked and terrified we’re messing up our humans. But that’s the beauty of this entire movie is it’s unifying. It’s like moms in solidarity. Being a mom can be so isolating, and hanging out with other moms is very, very healthy.”
As for future work, Bell’s working on two films that are set for release in 2017 which are titled How to Be A Latin Lover and CHiPs. The latter, written and co-starred by Bell’s husband, Dax Shepard. CHiPs is a comedy-action flick about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of LA.
Don’t forget to catch Bell’s new movie, Bad Moms. It will be released nation wide July 29, 2016!