Kristen Bell's Living Her Best Life
OK! Magazine Australia|August 05, 2019
Kristen Bell's Living Her Best Life

If Success is Measured by Happiness in Life and Love, The Veronica Mars Star is Slaying!

Jessica Multari, Hilary Morgan

Kristen Bell is one of those rare occurrences in Hollywood: a star so down-to-earth, everyone loves to love her. So when news spread she’d be reprising her bad-ass role in Veronica Mars more than a decade since it left screens, Marshmallows (the official term for the show’s fans) leapt for joy.

The reboot is a homecoming of sorts for the actress herself, who always had a soft spot for the whip-smart private investigator she played from 2004 to 2007 and then again on film in 2014. ‘Veronica has always been a superhero without a cape,’ she says. ‘And I think she’s exactly what the world needs right now.’

And right now in her own life, Kristen is enjoying the ultimate success, both professionally and personally. She shares six-year-old Lincoln and four-year-old Delta with husband and fellow actor Dax Shepard – and it’s thanks to her daughters we’re being treated to more screen time with America’s sweetheart.

WISE DECISIONS

‘I want my girls to have this character in their life,’ the 39-year-old says of Veronica Mars. ‘I made the choice as a mum, now – which was really hard – to go, “I’m gonna miss a couple bedtimes for a couple months, because I want this character to exist in the world.” I want her to be a Zeitgeist. I want girls to reference her, I want girls to feel like her.’

When you consider Kristen’s CV, it’s no coincidence it’s jam-packed with intellectual, independent characters. ‘I consciously avoid playing the victim. I like women with strength,’ Kristen explains. ‘Although, I feel I may have gone overboard by playing so many strong, sassy women. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. I just don’t ever want to play just the girlfriend or the supporting character in the background.’

IDEAL ROLE MODEL

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August 05, 2019