Kristen’s FEELING GOOD!
It’s back to earth for Kristen’s bad gal character
Kristen Bell is back for her third round as Eleanor Shellstrop – the bad girl who accidentally landed in heaven (aka The Good Place) after being mistaken for another more kindly Eleanor.
“She’s actually, well, kind of a d**k,” laughs Kristen of her character.
When The Good Place returns, Eleanor’s been given a second chance by a judge. She’s alive again, and back on Earth trying to do over her life so she can rightfully earn her position in heaven – of course with Michael ( Ted Danson), the eccentric architect of The Good Place, watching over her.
“Eleanor’s trying... She’s really good at trying,” says Kristen. “Metaphorically, this next season is about how you can play chess with people who don’t know you’re playing with them and doing so in a way that doesn’t affect the greater universe.”
Uh-huh, this season – which has been described as “funnier and filthier” than those before – sees Eleanor and her three pals Tahani ( Jameela Jamil), Chidi ( William Jackson Harper) and Jason ( Manny Jacinto) become pawns in the game of life.
“I have the ruling from the judge to head down to earth and reverse the deaths of these four people,” says Ted, explaining that the ruling may “cause ripple effects in the timeline”. Eek! The Good Place premieres Friday September 28 on Netflix
Masters of The Good Place Michael and Janet (D’arcy Carden) are back to guide Eleanor and her pals