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Kristen Bell Talks About New “Heroes” Gig

In an interview with Michael Ausiello of TV Guide, Kristen Bell (related story here) discussed her new role she’ll play on the hit NBC series Heroes.

One detail to come out of the interview is that the actress is committed for at least 13 episodes.  Bell also commented on the offer she received for a role on ABC’s Lost, confirming what was subsequently reported after the casting fell through (that she was unwilling to relocate to Hawaii where the show films).

Here is that portion of the interview:

How did the gig come about? It’s no secret that you’ve been fielding many offers, including from Lost.

Bell: Obviously, I was in an extremely lucky position. I’ve kind of felt like I’ve been on a sugar high the last couple of weeks. Having any of those options… it still feels surreal. How do you make the decision between [Lost and Heroes]? Basically, being able to stay in [Los Angeles] was a little bit of a factor for me [in terms of turning down Lost]. But I was honored to even be considered by Lost. I really, really was, because I love that show. But I have social relationships with a lot of the people that work on Heroes, through so many random connections. So it was sort of funny that so many of my friends had been working on this show. I spent a lot of time with a few of them at Comic-Con. I was actually sitting on the train [back from San Diego] with Zachary Quinto and Masi Oka and some of the writers were on the train and they were like, “Hey, if you ever want to come on Heroes, give us a call!” And I sort of joked back, “I’d love that!” Later on I said to Zach, “Hey, if they were serious, I would love to work with you guys.” And somehow, somebody made it happen.

Click this link to read more about the actresses thoughts on her new show and other topics, including whether she’d be interested in revisiting Veronica Mars in the form of a theatrical film.

Source: TV Guide