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Kristen Bell - Universal Centennial Project

Do you remember your first association with Universal?

KRISTEN BELL: Uhh, well, the first time I worked for Universal was when I shot FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL which was, you know, an amazing opportunity for me. Umm, and I feel like I had never had that kind of opportunity before and so, it was a lovely experience. And umm, you know, just being on that lot, itís, itís, the air is rife with creativity. I always do have trouble conceptualizing where they actually keep all the film.

I feel like the whole place is like, thereís an under vault with just like tons and tons and tons of film reels.

Do you have any memories that youíd like to share from your experience on FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL?

KRISTEN BELL: Uhh, I mean, it was, it was so long ago. Umm Ö

Letís move on since I donít have too much time. Was there a movie in Universalís library that resonated with you, touched you as a kid, etc.?

KRISTEN BELL: Oh, yeah. Well I was, I mean, Iím a huge fan of THE BREAKFAST CLUB. I think you can never more accurately identify the five different types of teenagers there are. Umm, and I also really loved PARENTHOOD. I think that, you know, in wishing Universal a 100th birthday, youíre actually wishing hundreds of thousands of people their birthday because often times actors get the credit for the movie because theyíre the face but thereís so many people behind the scenes, literally a hundred-thousand, that make it work and make this sort of organism function. So, I feel like itís wishing all of them to have a happy birthday.

What makes PARENTHOOD special for you?

KRISTEN BELL: Oh. Because I have a really large family with a lot of personalities and a lot of strong will, umm, and just the accurate portrayal of the ups and downs and the hatred and the loathing yet still the love at the end of the day and the comedy that can come out of all that, I think was so brilliant in that movie.

SIXTEEN CANDLES? You like SIXTEEN CANDLES?

KRISTEN BELL: Love SIXTEEN CANDLES. Of course.

What did you connect with in that movie?

KRISTEN BELL: Well, I mean, SIXTEEN CANDLES, itís just, you know, everyoneís been a teenager and it is such a frustrating time. And itís so rife with umm, emotion and youíre just trying to keep it together. Yet at the same time, youíre absolutely over it. And I think thatís what I loved about that movie in her performance, it specifically.

E.T.?

KRISTEN BELL: One of the greatest movies ever made. I mean, yeah.

Tell me why you think that is.

KRISTEN BELL: Umm, I mean, I donít, I was very young when it was made, of course. But I donít know that Iíve seen or that there wuh, let me try that again. I was very young when it was made but I donít know that before there, there was as umm, emotional connection between a sort of monster type character and a group of kids. And I think thatís sort of umm, that connection is what fueled a ton of other movies where people connect with something thatís not the norm or something thatís ostracized or on the outskirts. The idea that umm, the monster doesnít have to threaten normalcy, it can actually umm, have a loving relationship alongside it.

Can you reflect on your relationship with the studio?

KRISTEN BELL: I mean, Iím grateful that the studio exists. Itís given me a lot of opportunities, itís sent me to a lot of crazy locations: to Hawaii, to Bora Bora, now to Alaska. Umm, so I kind of feel in a way that they are, you know, more like my travel agent. Umm, but Iím just, Iím very grateful to be working for a company that I love and respect so much.

Will you wish Universal a happy 100th?

KRISTEN BELL: Oh, sure. Umm, to everyone who has ever had a hand in any Universal picture, Happy Birthday.

Thank you.






 
 



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