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The Couples Retreat actress says she loves her job narrating the hit show Gossip Girl and has no intention to come out of hiding — despite pleas from fans.
“A lot of fans do ask me and say I should be in the show other than just narrating,” says Kristen. “But I don’t know. Maybe it would spoil the magic.
“Sometimes I threaten the producers by saying I’m going to go to a casting and get a part that way but I’m very proud to be the voice really. I’m not on set every day but everyone is so warm and friendly when I am so it’s a great job to do.”
Bell — who’s engaged to comedian Dax Shepard — recently admitted being in love makes her nervous.
“I think you can steer you own destiny,” she said last month.
“If you’re putting positive energy out there, I think that’s going to come at you most times.
“I think with love your gut tells you what to do – you don’t really control it. I’m kind of a control freak so that makes me nervous.”
As the omnipresent narrator of uber-popular CW hit Gossip Girl, a character in the video game Assassin’s Creed and Cora in the upcoming Astro Boy movie, Kristen Bell’s voice is almost as famous as her face.
Bell shot to stardom in 2004 as the titular character in the television series ‘Veronica Mars.’ When the show was cancelled, she racked up TV credits (‘Heroes’) and movie roles (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreatl). Now, in ‘Astro Boy,’ Bell enters the world of animation for the first time. The actress spoke to Moviefone about geek culture, getting in front of Gossip Girl‘s cameras and why she’ll never go to the theater to see herself.
Kristen Bell hates the sound of her own voice.
“I can’t even hear it on an answering machine. I throw the phone across the room. It’s too high-pitched. I hear it all day, every day, so I’m over it,” Bell, 29, groans while rolling her eyes.
But since that voice is paying the bills, she doesn’t have much choice.
In Astro Boy, in theaters Friday, she voices Cora, a runaway who leads a rowdy group of teen outcasts. And each Monday on CW (9 p.m. ET/PT), Bell dishes on Manhattan’s elite as the voice of Gossip Girl.
As Mycah mentioned earlier, Kristen were on The Morning Show in London yesterday, where she promoted Gossip Girl and Couples Retreat. Kristen is absolutley hilarious on the show and you must watch it, I have added the clip to the video vault and you can also watch it under the cut. Screen captures of the show have also been added to the gallery.
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In an interview with CTV, Gossip Girl producer Stephanie Savage discusses the series and Kristen as the narrator. Read the full article here, the Kristen snipets are below:
The mysterious blogger Gossip Girl is voiced by Kristen Bell, but the actress has yet to appear on the show.
“Kristen does a great job with the voice over work and we’re so pleased. She really digs out every nuance of humour and attitude and I think she does a great job,” says Savage.
“We’d love for her to be a part of the show whatever way she wants to be. But it’s fairly sacred that the identity of gossip girl is kept secret.”
Kristen will continue as the narrator Gossip Girl in the new tv-show ‘Gossip Girl’. I found this article over at TVFodder.com.
To all you readers who picked “Gossip Girl” as the first to fail in our fall TV Deathpool — well, there’s always next year. The CW just announced the pick up of “Gossip Girl” for an entire season.
Besides earning its place on The CW’s schedule, “Gossip Girl” also wins the distinct honor of being the first new series to be picked up this season. The Futon Critic reports “Girl” has pulled in an average of 3 million viewers so far. According to the website, the show is also very popular on unconventional platforms, like DVR and iTunes. Almost 21 percent more women recorded and watched the show later, as opposed to those who watched it live.
“Gossip Girl” stars Blake Lively (from “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) as party girl/prep schooler Serena van der Woodsen, who returns to her school one year after mysteriously leaving. Kristen Bell, formerly of “Veronica Mars,” narrates as the elusive blogger, Gossip Girl.
Recently, the cast of Gossip Girl spoke to press about the upcoming series premiere and the tough issues these teens will tackle. Starring Blake Lively (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and written by teen angst master, Josh Schwartz (The OC), Gossip Girl is the latest teen soap to hit the small screen. The show will debut with a bang. In the series premiere alone, Gossip Girl features underage drinking and date rape.
When asked how he will respond to parents, Schwartz responded, “We take the message this show is sending incredibly seriously. These are flawed characters.”
Backing the show is CW Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff who said, “We believe Gossip Girl can be a network defining series.” Gossip Girl is new to CW’s fall lineup along with Reaper, Life is Wild, and Aliens in America. The CW network also revealed their plans to incorporate a huge online community to go along with Gossip Girl. Fans will be able to shop and chat with each other during the run of the show.
Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) voices Gossip Girl, a blogger who chronicles the lives of upper class teens at a private school mixed up in a world of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Will we ever see Bell on the show? “We never want to say never,” Schwartz answers. “But certainly not for a while.” Bell has a busy schedule, currently filming the movie Forgetting Sarah, starring Paul Rudd and Mila Kunis.
Gossip Girl is based on the wildly popular book series by Cecily von Zeigesar. Besides Lively, the series also features Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley, and Taylor Momsen. It is executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (also of The OC.). Gossip Girl is not just about spoiled rich kids but will focus on relationships between parents, families, and friends. It premieres on the CW network Wednesday, September 27, at 9/8c