I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it.— Kristen Bell
The most irresistibly Kristen Bell quotes you will be delighted to read
I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts.
I've got more junk in the trunk than most 5-foot-1 blonde girls, and I like it.
This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con.
I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times.
I don't like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I'm away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun.
I did find out about the koalas and how eucalyptus makes them high and why they sleep all day. They're little druggies.
When I see something unjust, I have to intervene - it's hard for me to watch the underdog suffer.
I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun.
Part of my becoming a vegetarian was that I would look at my burger, then look at my dogs, and I wasn't able to see a difference.
I'm not a risk taker. I don't do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery.
I don't think there's anything immature about fighting for the underdog and fighting for people who don't have a voice. I have an intense desire to protect people who can't protect themselves.
I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number?
I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day.
Every woman in her late 20s goes through a period where she just doesn't believe love is out there anymore, but it is. And I think the minute you stop looking for it is when it comes for you.
Who cares if there are lumps on my thighs? I'm guilty of having human legs made up of fat, muscle, and skin, and sometimes when you sit, they get bumpy!
Have a colourful plate. I make a spinach salad with things like blueberries, apples and carrots.
I rarely wear clothes when I'm home by myself.
I love making breakfast naked. But you've got to make sure the gardener's not coming that day.
I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do - embarrassingly enough - tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me.
I'm not recognized very often, and if I am, it's a die-hard Veronica Mars fan.
Which is usually flattering and an honor. I really try not to think about it.
Detroit, the heart of the country... I grew up on 10 Mile, 2 miles better than 8 Mile.
I've got a lot of nervous energy and I trip a lot.
I don't have a good equilibrium. In the places where the physical comedy was necessary, it came very naturally and it was fun.
We as human beings are slightly masochistic.
Everybody is ridden with insecurities and they manifest themselves in different ways, whether you're a pleaser, you're mean, you're super-duper sweet and get walked on, or you're a gossip that talks about someone else.
There are so few strong roles for women, especially young women.
And Veronica is very serious but also very likable. She's a lone wolf, and it appeals to people that she isn't rich and doesn't have a lot of friends. No posse. She's just like you, like most of us.
I've been very lucky in the characters I've chosen.
Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth.
I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day.
I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular.
What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original.
What I like about nerdiness, geekiness, is it doesn't really matter what you're into - it just means you're not a follower.
All guys are jerks but they get hotter with age and we learn to be more tolerant.
I'm a geek who loves fashion. There's been a reinvention of the word geek. It means being passionate about anything that's under the radar or sort of frowned upon, like Comic-Con.
I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed.
..I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.
And I thought, there's a sloth near. There's a sloth here, it's close, it's gonna happen. And I didn't know how to process that, because my entire life had been waiting for this moment.
We're not going to have a party when half of our friends.
.. can't do that thing we're doing. We're not going to ask them to come celebrate a right they don't have. That's just tacky! Forget like anything else, it's like really tacky for us
I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves.
I'm not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl.
I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic.
That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it.
The only thing I consciously avoid is playing the victim.
I think women are portrayed as the victim in so many things, and I really like women with strength - although I feel now I may have gone overboard by playing so many strong, sassy women.
Your dynamic with everyone will change when you graduate high school.
High school is a pit of despair. It's a swirling tornado of insecurities and there's really nothing good about it.
I have the mouth of a sailor.
I was so paranoid that my friends wouldn't like me.
I went to a very small school where the consequences of bullying were very real. You couldn't just push some nameless face in the hallway because everybody knew each other's families, so there wasn't the obligatory psychotic jackass that tortured everybody.
Life isn't a fairy tale, and happy endings are few and far between
I'm an awful driver. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There's a lot of road rage and a lot of times it's directed at something I've done on the road.
I have a lot of responsibilities, but I don't think I've grown up.
There are tiny choices that everyone can make that profoundly affect our collective water use. Like not having the tap on while brushing your teeth, not starting your shower ten minutes in advance, not doing laundry until you have a full load. In this particular issue, education really is power.
There has to be this balance of reality for a woman.
I don't want to play women who just serve a purpose for the script.
I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned.
We have a family calendar and it's how everybody runs.
In truth, there's no trick to balancing it. If you look at the calendar and you've seen you've gone ten days without a date night, you know you need to prioritize more.
I'd do pretty much anything to get back on stage.
I'd like to develop a new musical. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard that they're developing John Waters' Cry-Baby because that is so amazing and super and wonderful and I wish that I could be involved. But it's not the right time and I understand that. But I hear things like that and I get that little tingle in my stomach.
It's definitely a difficult thing to capture and I mean, I've seen a ton of movies where I've believed the couple and I've seen a ton of movies where I have not believed them at all. Unfortunately, as an audience member, you check out if you don't believe them.
I'm not in the business of becoming famous.
And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
Being a mom can be so isolating, and hanging out with other moms is very, very healthy.
I'm more of a homebody. I'm constantly asked: 'Why don't we see you out?' But that's not what drives me. I prefer to have people over - which I do a lot, because I bought a house that's way too big for me, and four of my friends live there.