The official trailer of Kristen upcoming film was released! In Like Father, Netflix’s new entry in the genre of “comforting rom-com-like movies,” Bell plays a woman who’s left at the altar and ends up going on her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father (Kelsey Grammer) and meeting a nice guy along the way (Seth Rogen).
Here’s the official synopsis for Like Father:
When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell), is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father (Kelsey Grammer). The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life.
Like Father premieres on Netflix on August 3, 2018.
Kristen Bell has once again spoken candidly about her struggles with anxiety and depression in an effort to diminish the taboo and encourage others to seek help.
The star has joined the Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf campaign, a celebrity-driven initiative to educate people about mental health issues and mental illness.
In a new video she recorded for the nonprofit organization, Kristen shares the words of wisdom she’d like to bestow upon her younger self, all the while reminding viewers that everyone has problems and help is available.
‘I have suffered from anxiety and/or depression since I was 18,‘ the star began the short clip.
‘What I would say to my younger self is: Don’t be fooled by this game of perfection that humans play because Instagram and magazines and TV shows. They strive for a certain aesthetic and everything looks so beautiful and people seem like they don’t have any problems.‘
‘But everyone’s human. Everyone has problems. Everyone feels yucky on the inside sometimes.’
‘And you deserve to feel just as beautiful on the days you wear no makeup and the days you don’t shower and the days you feel like you’re depressed. And you have an obligation to take care of yourself from the inside out, because that’s how you can truly feel beautiful.‘
She notes that there are resources for people struggling with depression, including doctors who can offer real solutions.
‘You are not alone. Never feel embarrassed or ashamed about who you are. Never feel embarrassed or ashamed,’ she went on.’
‘There are plenty of things to feel embarrassed or ashamed about — if you forget your mom’s birthday, feel embarrassed about that. If you are prone to gossiping, feel ashamed about that. ‘
‘But never feel embarrassed or ashamed about the uniqueness that is you, because there are people out there to help. And we are all just human,‘ she concluded.
Both the Child Mind Institute and Kristen have shared part of the clip on social media, with the star adding a caption to say how ‘grateful’ she is to be working with the organization.
Kristen is just one of several celebrities to join the #MyYoungerSelf campaign and speak on camera about experiences of growing up with a mental health or learning disorder.
This is hardly the first time that Kristen has openly discussed her mental health and history of depression, either, as the star has made a point to speak out to destigmatize mental health issues.
In May of 2016, she wrote an essay for Time magazine in which she explained why she was ‘over staying silent‘ about depression, opening up about her first experience with depression in college at New York University.
‘I felt plagued with a negative attitude and a sense that I was permanently in the shade. I’m normally such a bubbly, positive person, and all of a sudden I stopped feeling like myself,‘ she wrote.
Though she kept quiet about her struggles for the first 15 years of her career, she is now fighting the taboo against them and talking about it.
‘Here’s the thing: For me, depression is not sadness. It’s not having a bad day and needing a hug. It gave me a complete and utter sense of isolation and loneliness,‘ she explained. ‘Its debilitation was all-consuming, and it shut down my mental circuit board. I felt worthless, like I had nothing to offer, like I was a failure.’
‘There is such an extreme stigma about mental health issues, and I can’t make heads or tails of why it exists,’ she went on. ‘Anyone can be affected, despite their level of success or their place on the food chain.’
‘There’s nothing weak about struggling with mental illness. You’re just having a harder time living in your brain than other people,‘ she added.
The star also has a family history of anxiety and depression, which both her mother and grandmother struggled with. In fact, her grandma was subjected to electroshock therapy.
Speaking to interviewer Sam Jones for the series Off Camera, she explained that no one should take her happy-go-lucky demeanor to mean she doesn’t have problems.
‘I present this very cheery, bubbly person, but I also do a lot of work. I do a lot of introspective work and I check in with myself when I need to exercise and I got on a prescription when I was very young to deal with my anxiety and depression and I still take it today,’ she said. ‘I have no shame in that.‘
She added: ‘I shatter a little bit when I think people don’t like me. It really hurts my feelings when I’m not liked. And I know that’s not very healthy and I fight it all the time.‘
Discussing the unfairness in how mental illness is regarded, she went on: ‘You would never deny a diabetic his insulin ever but for some reason when someone needs a serotonin inhibitor, they’re immediately crazy or something. It’s a very interesting double standard.‘
On January 21, Kristen had the distinct honor of being the first-ever host of the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, CA.
The ceremony began, as it always does, with the traditional “I’m an actor” montage, only this year it only included women, including Mom‘s Allison Janney, black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis Ross and Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown. The camera then cut to Bell on stage, who finished things off.
“When I was young, I used to record Disney movies onto my cassette player,” she said. “I would sing every lyric in the Disney canon knowing and believing that one day I would be a part of that magic. I am Kristen Bell, and I am a narcissist. Sorry, I am an actor — and tonight, I’m also your host.”
Bell then made her way to centerstage, making note of the fact that she was not only the ceremony’s first-ever host, but its “first lady” host.
“I honestly never thought that I’d grow up to be First Lady, but I kind of like it. I think my first initiative as first lady will be cyber bullying, because I have yet to see any progress on that problem quite yet,” she said.
She did not mention Melania Trump by name, but it was a clear dig at the first lady, who said that combating cyberbullying would be her key focus during her time in the White House.
Bell quickly pointed to “Veep” actor Tony Hale, who was sitting in the audience, and said, “I’m looking at you, Tony Hale. You’re a bully. You guys, he’s savage on Twitter. I’m serious.“
She also addressed the women’s marches that took place over the weekend:
“We are living in a watershed moment and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence,” Bell said. “Because fear and anger never win the race.“
Kristen’s other zingers:
* “I am thrilled to see the cast of GLOW. GLOW, for those of you unfamiliar, is about a tour de force, powerful, strong, thoughtful ladies who get roped into doing Marc Maron’s podcast.”
* “The cast from Get Out is here, you guys, serving as a walking reminder that if you say ‘yes’ to the Tea Party, you are immediately on your way to the sunken place. It is just a fact.”
She then closed on a more heartfelt note:
“It’s a true privilege to experience and share the wide scope of humanity through storytelling. The skating queen, the grieving mother, the lady bird, even the sea monster… everyone’s story deserves to be told, especially now,” she said. “We are living in a watershed moment, and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure we’re leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race. And most importantly, regardless of our differences, I think we can all come together and delight in one thing: Frozen 2 is coming out in theaters in 2019, you guys. I’m really excited.”
For the red carpet, Kristen wore a J Mendel Resort 2018 fuchsia floral embroidered drop-waist tulle gown with Charlotte Olympia heels, a Judith Leiber clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
Kristen opened the ceremony wearing a custom Reem Acra beaded deep-v gown. Later in the show, she wore another Reem Acra gown; a black long-sleeved intricately beaded gown with sheer sleeves.
For the press room, Bell wore a YANINA Couture plunging black tulle gown and beaded belt. (fashion credits to thefashioncourt )
Kristen Bell visited Jimmy Kimmel Live for an interview on January 16. On the interview, the actress revealed some funny anecdotes about her relationship with hubby Dax Shepard. Dax has melted our hearts numerous times with his relationship advice and candid keys to making their marriage work, but as Kristen elaborately explained on the show, this guy is totally attached to his motorcycle and off-road vehicles.
“My one daughter has a lamby, my other daughter has a blanket, my husband has a 1,000-pound off-road vehicle, and I have my vape pen . . . #edgymom,” Kristen said. But before they were a compromising family of four with their own vices, Dax and Kristen were stubborn, and nothing epitomizes new relationships more than this lovely story about the couple’s first blowout fight.
After she was finished filming the 2010 movie When In Rome alongside Josh Duhamel, Kristen and Dax decided to take a road trip to meet their families in Detroit. But this wasn’t your average road trip with iPads and souvenir shopping at highway rest stops; these two rode Dax’s motorcycle home, and while the first half was filled with yacht rock, which we know is Dax‘s genre of choice, the other half was filled with screaming.
“We were newly in our relationship, and he had chosen the music for the first two states, and when he went into the service station I thought, ‘Well, that’s a wrap for me. I’m up to here with the yacht rock, outlaw country; let’s get some show tunes, right?!’ So I switched the iPod. Well, he was not happy,” Kristen recalled. “Because I didn’t ask, we didn’t discuss it, and it was also like we’re both control freaks, [and it was the] beginning of our relationship.”
The music was only the start of the fight for Dax and Kristen, who explained that the fight spiraled into an argument about helmet laws. “Because Dax Shepard believes that if he’s in a state that does not have a helmet law, he should be ‘observing the local culture’ and not wear his helmet,” she said. “We ended up compromising that if he was on the highway, he had to wear the helmet. But if he was on side streets, he didn’t have to wear the helmet. I’m not joking — he took side streets for like four hours just to make a point.”
For the next few states, their fight massively escalated, culminating in them screaming at each other over the sounds of the motorcycle and completely losing their voices. When they reached Kristen‘s home, having barely survived this horrible fight, they were greeted by her mom, a tower of VHS recordings, and a “medium-length photo shoot.”
Kristen‘s final words of wisdom: “But we continued dating, Jimmy. That’s the moral of the story. We worked through it. It’s about compromise. It’s about understanding the other person’s wants and needs. We weren’t listening to each other back then, but now we listen.”
Kristen was wearing a Jonathan Simkhai jumpsuit and Chanel earrings and watch
Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Kristen is most known for her roles as Veronica Mars, Anna (Frozen), and Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place). Kristen Bell is married to Dax Sheppard; they have two daughters, Delta and Lincoln.
The Good Place(2016 -) Kristen as: Eleanor Shellstrop Status: Third Season Synopsis: A woman struggles to define what it means to be good.
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