SAvEd by thE bEll
The former Veronica Mars lands in heaven in The Good Place...
Kristen Bell tells us about heavenly new comedy The Good Place.
SHE’S NO ANGEL
“The show combines my two favourite things: comedy and what it means to be a good person. I thought the idea of playing a character [Eleanor Shellstrop] who was extremely self-centred, yet not malicious, was very enticing. She rides this fine line. She’s not evil or bad, she’s just not concerned with anyone else in the room.”
THE DEVIL INSIDE
“I do have to be comedic and entertaining, but at the same time I’m not the most likeable person on paper, so I have to do things that endear me to the audience as a character. I have to choose those moments where I am very sincere and literally begging for my life because the only way I can stay in the ‘Good Place’ is if I know how to execute being a good person and stay undercover.”
“Ted Danson [who also stars in the show] is an American treasure. I adore him as a human being. I couldn’t be happier that I get to spend my days with him.”
“This relationship that Eleanor and Michael [Danson] have, there are secrets because he doesn’t know she’s not supposed to be there. He’s in search of the problem because things in the neighbourhood are going awry. Eleanor is basically lying to his face, yet adores him.”
“There’s a special place in my heart for TV and I think I will always come back to it. I like the consistent working environment, seeing the same crew every day and developing a character longer than two months. I’m thrilled to be back in TV and in a project this bizarre.”
The Good Place is currently airing in the US on NBC.