Kristen Bell 'Cannot F****** Believe' the VERONICA MARS Movie Happened
Kristen Bell is just as surprised as her fellow 'marshmallows' that the VERONICA MARS movie was made.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the actress opened up about reviving the cult series via crowd-funding six years after it was cancelled, Veronica's trajectory in the film, what fans can expect, and more.
After breaking Kickstarter records just a day into the campaign, the cast and crew reunited in Los Angeles to begin the month-long filming in June. The last day, Bell says, was a bit of a heartbreak.
"You know, you sign up for a lot of heartbreaks in life," she told Vanity Fair. "I entered this relationship knowing that this would end. But it felt, still to the very last day when my car pulled out of the parking lot, so surreal. I thought, 'I cannot f****** believe that we made the Veronica Mars movie.' We talked about it forever. At moments, it felt as far-fetched as a kid talking about wanting to be an astronaut. That kid probably isn't going to come anywhere close to being an astronaut.
But I'm so happy that we did it and it was as much fun, if not more fun, than the series. It was even more special, because we grew up together in our 20s and now we all have kids and brought our kids to the set. My baby's playing with like Percy [Dagg III]'s baby. And they just look like us. It was just really special."
Also fairly special? MARS creator Rob Thomas' devotion to fans - and knowing all along the key to success was making them happy.
"I had known a storyline for a very long time, because Rob had ideas about what he wanted to do for the movie kind of from the minute the series ended. And he had to change it now that they are 10 Years older. Rob is really, really, really good for writing what the audience wants. He is not a selfish writer. He knows what the audience wants and will write what will make you salivate. He starts Veronica off nowhere near Neptune, nowhere near being a P.I. She's left it, hasn't touched it in nine years. She has no interest in it. The movie is about pulling her back in. The stakes are that much more because you start the movie thinking, "Get back in it, girl. We're ready." You start the movie rooting for it."
For Bell's entire interview with Vanity Fair, click here.
The VERONICA MARS movie is slated to hit theaters in early 2014.
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