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Kristen Bell Turned Down the Lead Role in Broadway's 'Waitress'

Kristen Bell Turned Down the Lead Role in Broadway's 'Waitress'

Here’s something you might not know about Kristen Bell – she got her start in the entertainment industry on Broadway!

The Veronica Mars actress made her Broadway debut in 2001 in the play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and she also appeared in the 2002 revival of The Crucible.

Kristen has been trying to book a return to the Great White Way and she told Refinery29 that she wanted to star in the musical Waitress, but sadly had to turn down the role.

“She wanted to do Waitress on Broadway but had to pass because she’d have to uproot her kids, who are in school,” the outlet reported in a new profile.

Kristen and her husband Dax Shepard are the parents of two daughters – Lincoln, 6, and Delta, 4.

The role of Jenna in Waitress has been played by Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Katharine McPhee, Shoshana Bean, and the musical’s composer Sara Bareilles, among others. Jordin Sparks is currently starring in the show!

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