When it comes to Kristen Bell, we can’t make up our mind if we like her, love her, hate her or honestly, have just had enough of her. Lately it seems like Kristen and her husband Dax Shepard are everywhere. If they are not posting stupid selfies on social media then they are “pretend” making out on the red carpet. And if they are not poking fun at each other during their interviews, then they are poking fun at themselves. It almost seems like Kristen and Dax are trying really too hard to be relatable when in reality they just come off as superficial, fake, and quite annoying.
It also seems like Kristen often likes to appoint herself as the mouthpiece of their marriage. When Kristen starts talking, it’s really hard for her to stop. And some of the things that she’s said in the past have us scratching our heads until this very day. She says so many things that we can’t keep up with her ever-changing personality, mood, and quite frankly, the dumb things she says. With that being said, we bring to you 15 times Kristen Bell should have kept her mouth shut. Just because you think it, it doesn’t mean you have to say it, Kristen.
16 Not To Sound Full Of Myself, But…
This quote certainly makes herself sound arrogant: “This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times.”
Okay, I’m sure this is what Kristen Bell believes in her head, but let’s be real here: have you ever seen crowds flock to Kristen each and every time she makes a public appearance at a Comic-Con? I didn’t think so. She’s no Angelina Jolie. Heck, she’s not even a Megan Fox. There are people who like you, but you can’t say everyone loves you. Have a seat, Kristen!
15 She Claims To See Things Through Her Husband’s Eyes
Here, she pretends to be an expert on her husband's alcoholism and mental health: "Seeing the world through his eyes has really opened mine to knowing that [alcoholism] is a disease and nobody is choosing to drink more than others. They are doing it because of a variety of reasons and they deserve the attention of a mental health professional, and not the county jail or however else we're choosing to pretend we're fixing the problem."
This has got to be tough to admit, just like it’s tough to hear. And while we applaud Kristen for standing by her man and being there for him when he needed her the most, Kristen shouldn’t speak for him and his past alcohol abuse problems. We’d rather hear what Dax has to say about this than Kristen. You really don’t know what a person goes through unless you walk a mile in their shoes.
14 She Is Famous But Not Famous
This quote about fame definitely comes across as a tad disingenuous: “I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.”
Anyone who says that they are not in the business of being famous yet are cashing in their multi-million dollar Hollywood checks are obviously lying. If you are not in the business of having your name in lights, then clearly there are other jobs out there that would better suit your needs, Kristen. Girl, we see through you. We know you love the attention. We know you love all the goofy photos you post of you and Dax on Instagram. Don’t play us here.
13 She Doesn’t Seem Very Modest
Sometimes Kristen's fake modesty is pretty obvious and irritating. She once said, “I'm more of a homebody. I'm constantly asked: 'Why don't we see you out?' But that's not what drives me. I prefer to have people over – which I do a lot, because I bought a house that's way too big for me, and four of my friends live there.”
The more Kristen wants to tell us that she’s modest, the more she appears to be quite the opposite. Honestly, Kristen says so many things that sometimes she would be better off not saying anything at all. We get that you are the anti-Hollywood type, Kristen, but if you hate the entertainment industry so much or simply don’t relate to it, why are you working there? Is it just because the pay is good? You are trying to sell us something that we just don’t want to buy.
12 She Is Always The Sarcastic Girl
Here, Kristen talks about the kinds of roles she feels comfortable playing: “I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it.”
First off, let’s get this out of the way: a lot of people think that sarcasm is just a defence mechanism for people who have a hard time facing the truth or often get nervous (raising my hand here!) while others think that sarcastic people are society’s more intelligent lot. We are having a hard time picturing Veronica Mars as a sarcastic brat, but then again, this is Kristen Bell we are talking about. This girl can’t decide if she’s a kick-a*s television star or another doe-eyed Disney princess that sings annoying songs that we simply can’t get out of our heads.
11 She Knows She’s Lucky
Clearly, Kristen Bell likes to portray herself as humble. She said, "I don't deserve to be here. I worked hard, but I was also in the right place at the right time. And I'm really, really grateful for the jobs that I've had."
Kristen admits that she’s not only a lucky Hollywood star but that she was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time for most of her career. Now, we don’t know what she does behind closed doors but for the most part it does seem like she’s worked hard for what she has and has also earned her keep. You can’t fault her for that. But at the same time, please do less talking, Kristen. We get it that it’s part of your job, but the less you say, the more people will focus on her acting ability and not your crazy, off-the-wall interviews and sound bites. But at the same time, keep doing you, Kristen. At least you’re entertaining.
10 She Claims To Look Way Younger Than Her Age
This quote definitely comes across as a humble-brag: “I'm carded for R-rated movies. And I get talked down to a lot. When I try to go rent a car or buy an airplane ticket or other stuff adults do, I get 'Okaaaaaay, honey.' I remember when I was 18, getting crayons in a restaurant.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We wish we could all say this, right? Of course everyone wants to look younger than they are. Yet, we can’t hate on Kristen Bell too much here because she does look like she still shops at Forever 21. She’s just got that look that will always make her appear like she’s in her early twenties, even though she’s pushing 40. But is she really getting carded at bars and restaurants? Do we really believe that? Don’t flatter yourself too much there, Kristen.
9 Is She A Diva?
For a humble girl, she definitely comes across as a little high maintenance here: “I don't like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I'm away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun.”
I’ll give Kristen this much: being on location (especially if you have a family waiting for you back at home) is no easy feat. Of course, everyone would rather sleep in their own bed rather than be at a hotel night after night. But with that being said, Kristen is well-aware that this is all part of her job. She signed up for this. Should she be complaining? Not with her Hollywood paychecks.
8 She Is Moody And Has No Time For Friends
Kristen Bell does not sound like the most emotionally balanced person. She said, “I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It's not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced.”
At first, Kristen says that everyone tells her that she always looks so young yet here she’s complaining about how old, tired and blah she feels if she doesn’t get a minimum of eight hours of sleep. Woman, make up your mind. Plus, listen, we all feel moody and tired and most of us have no friends to go out with on a Friday night, either. I actually, I kid. This totally sounds like a Kristen Bell problem.
7 What You See Is What You Get
Kristen seems to pretend like she doesn't try to look hot, when she clearly does: “I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse. Look, I'm like any other woman. All this evolved B.S. that I'm telling you is my mantra. It's not something I practice naturally. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that's just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.”
In other words, what you see is what you get. Yet, we would believe Kristen more if she didn’t try so damn hard each time she stepped out on the red carpet. Let’s face it. Kristen knows that her appearance is just as important as her acting ability. She’s a Hollywood actress for crying out loud. You don’t get movie roles by looking like a slob.
6 She Wants People To Know She Is Generous
This quote shows just how much Kristen tries to seem kind and humble. She said, "I think it's actually more fun to be secretly generous because if you go to a restaurant and you're like, 'I'm going to slip this person 200 bucks. I'm going to do it.' I don't want them to see because when I leave the restaurant, I feel giddy because I feel like a secret superhero. Try it… What's even cooler is when they don't know where it comes from."
If Kristen Bell is telling us that she’s secretly generous, does that still make it a secret? Of course not. We have a feeling that Kristen wants a virtual pat on the back here, but she’s not getting it from us. If you really truly are a charitable person, you shouldn’t feel the need to talk about it, right?
5 Hypocritical Much?
Here, Kristen seems to be throwing subtle shade at those who dress up in costumes to celebrate their love for something: “I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular.”
Oh Kristen. We can’t believe that she even went there! Kristen Bell, who is responsible for millions of little girls all around the world dressing up and singing like Anna from Disney’s mega-hit Frozen just dissed Star Wars fans like they were some costume-loving freaks. Kristen, don’t bite the hand that feeds you, especially if that hand happens to be a money-making machine like Disney. She might not be into wearing costumes at Comic-Con (even though she’s supposedly so popular at the events!) but she sure will encourage you to buy an overpriced Anna princess dress for your toddler daughter.
4 She’s Not A Fan Of Clothes
Sometimes Kristen really seems like she tries to hard to get attention: “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.”
Oh, Kristen Bell just went there, now didn’t she? She is telling the world that she likes to parade naked around the house. She wants to pretend that she is a demure, quiet, girl-next-door type, but quite honestly she loves the attention. We could picture her sitting at home, scrolling through her Instagram feed and counting all of the likes and comments. We see right through you, Kristen. You just love being a celebrity but won’t admit to it. That’s okay. Your words and actions speak for themselves. You’re like a tease for a lot of your fans, though. You do a lot of talking, but not much walking. Moving on!
3 Her Very Low-Key Wedding
Kristen loves to try to come across as a modest and humble woman, even though her career and lifestyle are certainly far above those of the average person: “I don’t fault anyone who wants a big day – especially girls. [But] we get more than enough attention in our everyday lives. I also wear more than enough party dresses."
Suuuuure. We all know that every Hollywood diva out there dreams of having a huge, overpriced wedding that they can boast about on the cover of People or Us Weekly magazine. Because if you don’t have a full feature photo spread of your celebrity wedding, it never happened, right? Actually, we believe Kristen here. She doesn’t seem like the gal that loves to dress up in couture and shove it in everyone’s faces. As a matter of fact, she and her husband Dax Shepard seem like people who would just sign their names on the dotted line and call it a day. However, making a big deal out of it seems a little self-congratulatory.
2 It Doesn’t Take Much For Her To Tear Up
Kristen loves talking about herself in a way that accentuates what a good person she is. She once said, “I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do – embarrassingly enough – tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me.”
So if we have this right, Kristen Bell can be one of many things at a drop of a hat; she is quiet, she’s insecure, she’s sarcastic, she’s empathetic, she’s naked, and she’s moody. She’s so many things that honestly we can’t keep up with her and her ever-changing personality. Just stick with one, woman! Stop confusing us so much. It’s almost as if Kristen doesn’t know which personality she wants to pick out from her closet and wear for the day. There are just too many options for her to pick from. And really, just hearing her talk about it is nauseating. Get it together, Kristen.
1 Hitting A Low Point In Her Marriage
Kristen has shared the fact that she and Dax struggled with their marriage for many years: "Our relationship wasn't perfect. We had a couple years of fighting and of growing pains and hating each other, then loving each other and going to couples therapy and we worked it out... We earned each other.”
First off, we will be nice and say that at least she’s being honest here. Not a lot of people (and especially people in the celebrity world) will admit to having problems in their marriage. But then again, Kristen is doing what she does best and that’s being the mouthpiece of her marriage. Does Dax really feel comfortable about her talking about their marital issues in public? Does anyone feel comfortable about talking about their issues so freely with strangers? We didn’t think so. But it’s good to hear that these two kids have worked out their problems, at least for now.