Kristen Bell made her mark on the pop culture landscape as the star of TV’s Veronica Mars, which she followed with a run on the hit series Heroes and one of her most famous (if unseen) roles — as the voice of Gossip Girl in the much-loved teen drama. Last year she arrived on the big screen for real after starring in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a surprise hit with both audiences and critics.
This week, Kristen’s back on screens — and back in tropical climes — for Couples Retreat, a relationship comedy written by Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, and she’ll soon be heard as the voice of Cora in the animated film of Astro Boy.
We caught up with the star to find what her all-time favorite films are.
Okay… as they are now. I might change my answers. Let’s see… The Apartment, starring Shirley Maclaine and Jack Lemmon; I mean, you don’t get much better than that.
I really like The Last King of Scotland, if I’m in a dramatic mood, because it was so furiously disturbing. Even though I don’t love the subject matter — it’s not a subject I crave, ’cause it scares me so much — I was sort of put into a real dark place after that movie.
Maybe When Harry Met Sally…, because I think Meg Ryan is adorable and I think that was a really nice look at a very funny relationship.
Christmas Vacation. It never fails to make me laugh.