Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell HealthyLivinG Magazine cover January 2014, Stars

Kristen Bell HealthyLivinG Magazine cover January 2014, Stars

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Kristen Bell admits she has a few things to work on in life: like her short temper, tendency to snarkiness and lack of patience. When it comes to patience, however, she’s learning that good things come to those who wait.

When the CW television series Veronica Mars was officially cancelled in 2007, writer-co-producer Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell had this dream that the detective drama could become a movie. However, when the film’s major producer, Warner Brothers, decided not to fund it, the cast and producer were left without much hope—that is until five years later on March 13, 2013 when Kristen Bell and Thomas launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to raise money for their production. They reached their $2 million goal in less than 10 hours and eventually raised more than $5.7 million from 90,000 plus VM fans. While by no means an amount close to a big budget studio-backed movie, production began on June 17, 2013 with a projected release date of early 2014. “Fans are cool, but Veronica Mars fans are awesome,” Kristen Bell says.

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Healthy Living: What is your biggest ambition?
Kristen Bell: To be happy every day. Which means I need to practice patience, acceptance and love.

Healthy Living: What character flaws taint your life?
Kristen Bell: Impatience. I also get overwhelmed easily, and my temper can be short and I can be short and snarky. But I’m working on it.

Healthy Living: When you play an antagonist, how much is it against your character—what resources do you use to cope?
Kristen Bell: I always have to believe in my character’s motives. Her point of view, where she’s coming from, what she’s after. It won’t come across as sincere or even believable if I don’t. She will just look like a caricature. Someone could be mean because they feel weak. I always try to find the sympathy for whom I’m playing. I need to be able to side with her.

Kristen Bell's January Cover Interview continued - read Part 2 of 3 here.

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