10 Reasons We Love Kristen Bell
Why We Can't Get Enough
Kristen Bell has every quality a girl could want: She's funny, beautiful, married to the man of her dreams, a new mom to baby girl Lincoln, a fierce advocate for what she believes in, and—oh yeah—she's incredibly likeable. And given that the much-buzzed-about Veronica Mars movie opens in theaters today, we couldn't help but add more Kristen love to the hype. That said, here are 10 reasons why we just can't get enough of her!
She's an Advocate
Gotta love a girl who fights for what she believes in! After welcoming daughter Lincoln in March, Kristen Bell and hubby Dax Shepard have become vocal advocates of the "no kids policy," boycotting every publication that features paparazzi shots of celeb children taken without consent.
"I know that I'm probably going to see paparazzi on the street when I go to the grocery store. I know those things. But when it comes to my kid, I become a mama bear and I've realized she didn't choose any of this," says Kristen. "I don't think under any circumstance a child should have a price on their head. It should be a sacred time when you grow up and if you don't choose to be in this business, like the children don't, we've got to leave them out of it."
She Plays Strong Female Characters
From starring as a teen sleuth in the cult TV-hit-turned-movie Veronica Mars to playing an ambitious management consultant on Showtime's House of Lies, Bell plays female characters who are strong, complicated, and just plain badass.
"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," she says.
She's Confident in the Buff
When the blonde beauty was featured in nothing but her birthday suit in a 2005 issue of Jane Magazine, she revealed her preference for all things buff.
"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," she says. "I've got more junk in the trunk than most 5-foot-1 blonde girls, and I like it."
She's a Vegetarian
A vegetarian since the age of 11, the actress is a champion for animal rights as an avid PETA supporter, and has even been named the World's Sexiest Vegetarian.
"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," says Kristen. Turns out, it's done her body good, too. "I have fewer body aches. My skin looks better. I'm never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting."
She's Down to Earth
Kristen may be a total star in Hollywood, but when it comes to most nights, the 33-year-old prefers to keep things simple. "I have to do these events for my job, and I enjoy them, but on a daily basis, I'd rather get up early and go to bed early," she says. "Our idea of an exciting night is cooking dinner for friends and playing board and card games. It may sound nerdy, but it's fun!"
She Celebrates Age
While getting older can be not so welcoming for some women in Tinseltown, Kristen embraces her age, saying, "I don't subscribe to the idea that aging is a bad thing. I'm extremely optimistic about what lies ahead of me. Look at Glenn Close, Helen Mirren, and Meryl Streep—they're the best at what they do, and beautiful too!"
She's a Bargain Hunter
Sure, she has plenty of money in her bank account—but that doesn't mean she blows it. "I'm the only person I know who shows up at restaurants at 4:30 p.m. for the early bird special," says Kristen. "One of my favorite websites is restaurant.com. You can get a $25 gift certificate for $10!"
She's Super Fun to Follow on Twitter
If there's anyone who knows how to make the Twitterverse smile, it's Kristen. "My new roommate poops her pants and doesn't pay rent…basically @daxshepard1 pre-sobriety :) welcome baby Lincoln xo," she hilariously wrote after the birth of their daughter.
She's Obsessed with Sloths
When Bell stopped by Ellen in 2012 and told the crowd about her encounter with a sloth, she famously won over…just about everyone. If you somehow missed the video, it's worth a watch—or 10. Turns out, when Bell's handsome hubby arranged for a three-toed animal to attend her party, he caught her meltdown via video. Check out the epic clip here!
She Takes Care of Herself From the Inside Out
Kristen's rule for staying in such great shape? Always taking care of herself from the inside out. "It's all about being respectful to yourself because long-term you will feel and see the difference, and everyone else will see it too," she says. "Know that you always deserve to feel good and that that can happen by taking good care of yourself. I make it a priority to look after my skin and health because things can get very chaotic. When I feel and look healthy, it actually helps me manage a busy schedule better."