Kristen Bell Covers 'Zooey' Magazine September 2012
Here’s what the 32-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On what made her fall for fiance Dax Shepard: “How much time do you have? He’s extraordinarily communicative. He always says what’s on his mind and normally that can be interpreted as someone that’s bossy or a know-it-all, but I mean it as such a compliment. He tells me when he’s vulnerable and feeling insecure. He manages to be completely masculine and vulnerable at the same time. It’s so attractive. For me it was like…yeah, I’m in!”
On if she was ever told to leave show business: “Not often, but you literally just triggered this memory of a teacher. I was singing ‘Surrey with a Fringe on Top’ [from Oklahoma!] and apparently I wasn’t connected and she let me know. She said, “If this is how you perform I just don’t ever see you working” in front of my entire class. Devastated me…and I didn’t know how to make it better. 20 minutes after class ended, I got a call that I had booked my first Broadway show [Becky in Tom Sawyer]. It was the sweetest irony I’ve ever had in my life.”
On being sentimental: “My most treasured possession is my grandmother’s wedding band…and I watch Christmas Vacation a lot. I watch it in the middle of the year. That’s pretty sentimental. I’m all about balance. I read someone’s Twitter bio the other day, and it blew me away. ‘I think everything deserves to be loved, and everything deserves to be made fun of.’ I thought, ‘Wow. You’re speaking to my soul.’”
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