In one’s dream of becoming an artist, anyone should put in mind that in some way, it would be inevitable to be critiqued based on your physical appearance. Kristen Bell wasn’t an exception to this, alongside many actresses before her.
The Frozen star recollected all of her most treasured experiences and imparted some of the memories close to her heart behind her iconic roles which include Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, among many others.
However, at the beginning of her acting career, things were a bit rough.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Bell also shared about her early auditioning days and how most of her feedback focused more on her looks and physique over her talent.
On a sit-down interview for its YouTube channel, she told the publication that early on, she remembered getting feedback that she wasn’t good enough in either category.
She continued getting certain feedback from an audition that “she’s not beautiful enough to play the pretty girl, but she’s also not quirky enough to play the weird girl”, according to people’s comments.
Back then, it was only natural that the 39-year-old celebrity was perturbed by these critiques.
At the time, she remembered being bothered by these comments since it was what she was getting feedback on, on every audition. She asked herself what do those comments exactly mean, and if they just mean that she can’t be an actor.
As the Gossip Girl star identified, indeed, times have changed. Luckily enough, the Hollywood industry has become part of that remarkable progress.
Bell thinks that as she has grown older, those boxes have changed and are almost gone away. She added that what’s left now is a huge gray area of all the beautiful stories you can tell – each story has dimensional people that don’t have to stick to just being one thing.
As the Veronica Mars alum put it, this new way of the business paves the way for more people to be given the chance to put their dreams in fruition – which is to be seen on-screen.- Advertisement -
She expressed that she is really grateful for it’s not the ‘80s anymore, where you got to have the popular girl and then the nerd who gets the guy. This is because it welcomes a lot of wonderful opportunities for everyone to play with and pretend, which is the most fun part.
Bell’s acting career journey had a fair share of ups and downs, but it definitely hasn’t been all bad, though.