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Kristen Bell Was Told She Wasn't 'Pretty Enough' at Beginning of Career

Kristen Bell Was Told She Wasn't 'Pretty Enough' at Beginning of Career

Kristen Bell is looking back on her career.

During an interview with Vanity Fair, the 39-year-old actress recalled her early auditions and how most of her “feedback” was about her looks rather than her talent.

“I remember early on, getting feedback, that I wasn’t enough in either category,” Kristen said. “I would get feedback from an audition: ‘Well, you’re not pretty enough to play the pretty girl, but you’re not quirky enough or weird enough to play the weird girl.’”

Kristen said that she was always left confused by these comments.

“I was like, ‘Okay, does that just mean I can’t be an actor? What does that mean,’” Kristen remembered thinking. “That’s what I was getting feedback on, on every audition.”

Kristen said that over time, things have luckily changed in Hollywood.

“I think as I’ve grown older, those boxes have changed… and [have] almost gone away,” Kristen said. “It’s this huge gray area now of all these beautiful stories you can tell… that have dimensional people that don’t have to be one thing.”

Make sure you check out the trailer for Kristen Bell‘s upcoming Quibi show Thanks a Million.

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