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Fight or Beeman… by Damien
October 23, 2007, 3:31 pm
Filed under: Article, Beaming Beeman, Blog, General, Greg Beeman, Kristin Bell, Links, Pictures, Season 2

Kristin Bell

Greg Beeman wrote a new blog to go with episode 5 Fight or Flight and added some awesome pictures heres a few from the blog and make the jump if you want to read the rest!…

This episode develops some of our storylines and resolves some others. Our New Orleans story progresses, as Monica begins to learn what the scope of her power is, and you can see the beginnings of a new team-up in her and Micah’s relationship. Matt and Nathan continue working to track down and meet Matt’s father, “The Nightmare Man” who has been tormenting Molly. Suresh makes, what is perhaps, a fateful mistake when he brings Molly in to the company, and finds himself becoming entangled in their web. Peter resolves his story in Ireland, as a new “Company Woman” enters the picture, moving his story in another direction.

This episode is, perhaps, most notable for the introduction of Kristen Bell to the HEROES lineup. We have been introducing a lot of new characters in these early episodes. I know that, to some people, it feels like it’s been too much too fast, and some wonder where have last year’s heroes gone? But Tim Kring expressed from the beginning of the development of this year that it was important to him to keep evolving the big-picture story. He really wanted to create a global sense to the show this year. Having said all that, I truly think everyone will agree that Kristen is an awesome addition to our recipe.

If you don’t know her already, Kristen was the star of the well reviewed, but little-watched UPN and later CW show “VERONICA MARS.” Her performance as the eponymous character was routinely critically lauded. (Catch it on DVD if you’ve never seen it – it’s a real good TV show!!)

Anyway, the story behind how she ended up on HEROES is a pretty good one. Last summer, after the HEROES panel at Comic-Con, two of our writers, Joe Pokaski and Aron Eli Coleite were riding from San Diego to LA on the train. Sitting in the same car, they saw Zach Quinto and Kristen Bell – who, as it turns out, are old-time best friends. Everyone got to talking, and Joe and Aron said “Hey if you ever want to be on the show, we’ll write a part for you.” To which Kristen replied, “Really? Well, maybe I’d be interested.” More talk revealed that Kristen was a huge fan of the show (mostly through her palship with Zach.) The deal was sealed when, later, Kristen’s cell phone flew out of her hands and she told Joe and Aron how she had “energy hands.” Seems she waves her hands around a lot when she’s talking, which builds up a lot of energy. When she stops waving them and holds on to an electronic device, that device will frequently fly out of her hands and break.


Kristin Leaks Some Stuff… by Damien
October 17, 2007, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Blog, General, Kristin Bell, Links, Season 2, Spoilers

1 ) Bell’s Chracter Elle is “a little bit off”
2 ) Elle will find Peter
3 ) Elle has a “very interesting dynamic” and a much “deeper relationship” with Claire than people think. Joking but accidently hinting they might be sisters!!
4 ) She appears in Episode 5, but will not return until Episode 8 & 9.
5 ) Bell is signed for only 13 episodes so far.
6 ) Vol. 2 Generations will end by Episode 11 with cliffhanger to Vol. 3
7 ) Fans should “fully expect” to see some of the characters leave
8 ) We will see more of the 12 in the picture.
9 ) Joanna Cassidy could possibly be the person standing next to Mr. Parkman
10 ) Bell mentions she was “not offered” a role on LOST
11 ) Bell says she wants to work with Quinto (Sylar) and face off against him because they are good friends in real life.

(Buddy TV)

Kristin and Tim Chat… by Damien
October 17, 2007, 3:06 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, General, Kristin Bell, Links, Season 2, Tim Kring

Kristen Bell: I start in episode five, and I’m not in six or seven. (TV Addict note: That blows!) Episodes 8 and 9 have a lot of Elle. A few of the story-lines revolve around her. I have a lot of stuff and I can’t wait to see how it plays on screen.Kristen Bell: The character I’d like to most interact with on and off screen is Zachary Quinto. We’ve been friendsfor 10 years and he’s such an amazing person. I would love to see Sylar and Elle face off one day. As per my power, I’d love the power of multiplicity. I’d love to be in two places at once.Tim Kring: We will be seeing more of the final five people in the photo (the older generation). The photo actually had a life of its own. It was very difficult to get all the actors lined up. And yes, the photo is as accurate as we could make it. For instance, the woman in the photo who looked an awful lot like Joanna Cassidy was indeed Joanna Cassidy.

Kristen Bell:
I was a huge fan of HEROES. I watched it from its premiere episode. I joked with the writers that HEROES was always the water-cooler conversation on the set of VERONICA MARS. They joked that VERONICA MARS was always the water-cooler talk around the HEROES set.

Tim Kring: One of the hallmarks of our show is that nobody is who they seem to be. West may not be good for Claire. With Mohinder and Matt’s story, we wanted to do our little version of MY TWO DADS. One of the interesting things that’s happening this season is the joining of characters we didn’t see last year. Mohinder and Matt is one, Matt and Nathan last night. Suresh and H.R.G. We’re always looking to shake things up.

Tim Kring: Kristen’s character was created before we cast Kristen. But when you did an actor, especially one who’s work is familiar to us you try and tailor the character to her.

Kristen Bell: There was definitely anxiety about joining the cast, but nothing about joining the cast has been hard. They are some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. They’re an ensemble that really supports each-other.

Tim Kring: Yes, on a show like HEROES you have to be able to fold people in and out so the audience should fully expect to see characters leaving the show in the future.

Kristen Bell: It’s been so much fun playing the role of Elle. I’ve always wanted to play someone who didn’t have the brightest and shiniest of intentions.

Kristen Bell: My character Elle has a lot of information about Peter’s past.

Kristen Bell: Elle has ties to HRG and to Claire and there’s going to be a very interesting dynamic between her and Claire. There’s going to be a deeper relationship than what fans may be expecting. Elle also has ties to Suresh as well. And she’s a little messed up in the head. She doesn’t have many boundaries which I think is what makes her so interesting. Elle very much enjoys her powers and the emotional power it gives her.

Tim Kring: Elle is tied very closely to The Company. And she acts as a cautionary tale to the rest of the HEROES.

Tim Kring: We will see Matt Parkman’s wife again shortly. But there’s clearly a mystery as of now — there won’t be after the next couple of episodes — as to what happened in the four months following the season finale.

Kristen Bell: I do keep in touch with my former MARS cast members. I actually just came from lunch with Ryan Hansen. I haven’t caught Jason’s show but I have been TiVo’ing it. It’s also funny how many people on MARS are working on MOONLIGHT.

Kristen Bell: The media might have gotten a little ahead of themselves. I had been spoken to about doing a role on LOST, but I wasn’t officially offered one. It would have been a wonderful opportunity, but I’ve been such a big fan of HEROES, this would have been the dreamiest situation ever.

Tim Kring: We actually are not a show that tries to keep answers away from the audience. Are sort of feeling is that no answer is so precious that we can’t tell the audience what it is. That being said, there’s a certain amount of fun in drawing things out that it keeps its interest. This season we’ll have multiple volumes, this season ends on episode 11. Every question that is raised will be answered at the end of the episode 11. The HEROES make it to Canada two weeks from now.

Kristen Bell: My Guilty Geeky Pleasure: Comic Con. I love going around and getting photos with people who get dressed up in costume. On TV right now, Love PUSHING DAISIES, THE OFFICE, NBC’s shows CHUCK, HEROES and JOURNEYMAN. Love BBC America. LITTLE BRITAIN. Reruns of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS. That’s my geekiest guilty pleasure!

Kristen Bell: I would definitely be up for a long term arc, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I won’t be killed. Right now I’m signed on for 13 episodes. At the end of the 13 we’ve decided to have a pow-wow and sit down and see if it makes sense for me to continue.

Kristen Bell:
GOSSIP GIRL has been great. I’ve known Josh Schwartz for a bit. It’s an easy deal. I’ve always dreamt about having a job I can show up in my jammies. I love and support Josh and it’s been a lot of fun. And there are no plans of me making an on-camera appearance.

Tim Kring: One of the problems about starting a season is that you have to start everything again. We’ve now set into a pattern of telling fewer stories. One of the pressures with that is that it’s a balancing act. People coming in and people coming out. The audience has to get use to the idea that not everybody will be in every episode.

Kristen Bell: I miss playing Veronica so badly. I miss the writers, the crew, actually playing the character. It just clicked, and playing her for so long, it was so nice. It’s not only easy after a while it’s really fun.

Kristen Bell: She’s a fierce and intense personality. When she wants something, she wants it now. Which is good when you’re working with the good guys, and really bad when working with the bad guys. She doesn’t no right from wrong. But I think you’ll sympathize with her because she was raised by The Company. Her childhood really messed her up!

Kristen Bell: If Rob invites me to mow his lawn I’ll consider it. I’ve heard rumours of a comic book, I know Rob is a very busy man. I would not be opposed to be involved with a comic book.

(TV Addict)

Claire is Getting Attacked… by Damien
October 6, 2007, 2:46 am
Filed under: Blog, Claire, General, Kristin Bell, Links, Mohinder, Pictures, Season 2, West


Thanks to ONTD for these 🙂

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Kristin Bell Bikini… by Damien
September 27, 2007, 8:24 pm
Filed under: Blog, Cast, General, Kristin Bell, Pictures, Season 2 | Tags:

Kristin Bell

Kristin Bell hangs out in her bikini on the set of Heroes, you know what it don’t get much better then that and I can’t wait to see the episode that contains this much flesh!

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Kristin Bell Talks to the Post… by Damien
September 20, 2007, 4:35 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, General, Interview, Kristin Bell, Links, Season 2

September 16, 2007 — The hottest actress on television has joined the coolest series. Veronica Mars, meet “Heroes.”

Kristen Bell, the sunny star of the cult TV fave, didn’t think she’d have a job this fall – especially after the CW kept “Veronica Mars” hanging in the balance until the absolute last second, not announcing the show’s cancellation until well after it announced its fall lineup.

“There was about a month when I was taking meetings every day and going on audition after audition,” says Bell, 27. “I thought, maybe I won’t have a job this fall. I can accept that and I can still be happy.”

Meanwhile, television producers were knocking each other over to hire her.
In the first week of August, Internet wags reported that Bell, who had signed on to narrate the new CW series “Gossip Girl,” was a lock to join the cast of ABC’s “Lost.” Two weeks later, these magpies were choking on their words when NBC announced that Bell would be joining their hit serial drama “Heroes,” for a 13-episode arc this fall.
On the eve of her October debut on “Heroes,” Bell reveals that “Lost” producers never actually offered her the role.

“I didn’t hear about the ‘Lost’ rumors until they were already on the Internet. [Then] I knew I was being considered for [that show], but ‘Heroes’ came along and made the offer,” she says.

That offer was definitely put on the fast track by Bell’s connections to many of the folks at the NBC series. She’s friends with Zachary Quinto (Sylar) and Masi Oka (Hiro), and has known Hayden Panettiere (Claire) since she was 18 because they shared a manager (“Kristen likes to say she practically changed my diapers,” quips Panettiere).
Bell met up with her friends at this summer’s Comicon, a convention for science fiction and comic-book enthusiasts, in San Diego. Bell was there to promote her movie “Fanboys,” a January 2008 release about a bunch of “Star Wars” fans who break into Skywalker Ranch to see “Phantom Menace” before it is released. She rode the train back to Los Angeles with her friends.

Bell says, “I was telling [the writers] that ‘Heroes’ was always the watercooler conversation at ‘Veronica Mars’ and they were saying that [my show] was always the talk at theirs.

“They said, ‘If you ever want to do an arc on “Heroes,” let us know, and we’ll write something for you.’ Later on, I said to my agent that it would be really cool if they were being serious, not just being nice.”

Turns out they were. “We had this part that was already written and were going through the normal audition process to find somebody, but when Kristen became available, we bypassed that whole process and made her an offer – and closed the deal within three or four days,” says “Heroes” creator Tim Kring.

Bell snapped up the role without a second thought. “The minute I heard, ‘Hey Kristen, it’s Tim Kring,’ I said, ‘Yes! Yes!’ ” she says with a laugh.
They made the part meatier and more three-dimensional, just for Bell.
Bell will be introduced in the fifth episode on the season as Elle, a 20-something who’s lived with her power her entire life (it’s rumored to involve electricity and confirmed to manifest itself in either productive or destructive ways, depending on what she wants to accomplish). The other heroes will scratch their heads in puzzlement when they cross paths with her.

“She’s a cautionary tale to all of other characters: what could happen to you if you live with this for a long time and how it messes with you,” Kring says. “Elle’s a little off-kilter and plays by her own rules. She’s not very socially adept, she’s a bit of a loose cannon, a little inappropriate – a little flirty at the wrong times – a little quick to anger.”
Bell says the best way to describe Elle, is that “she’s just a vixen.”

With “Heroes” characters coming and going this season – “some, not all, that leave in a pine box,” says Kring – the big question is what’ll happen to Bell when she completes filming her 13 episodes.

“There is a possibility that I will be staying longer, but I’m not sure yet,” Bell says.
Kring isn’t ready to let some other clever Hollywood producer snatch her up, though. “Obviously our hope is that we love her and that she loves us. You always go into it with the best of intentions and on this show that usually works out because we’re a pretty happy place to work at,” Kring says with confidence.

At the moment though, Bell says, “I have no plans after my ‘Heroes’ arc is over, other than [to fall into] the ‘Never gonna work again syndrome.’ “
Monday, 9 p.m., NBC

(NY Post)

Veronica Jumps Show… by Damien
August 20, 2007, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, Casting, General, Kristin Bell, Links, Season 2

Kristin Bell

I am not saying that Veronica Mars is set to appear on Heroes but Kristin Bell has agreed to this after she recently turned down Lost…

NBC is adding former “Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell to the cast of “Heroes.” The network has hired Bell for a key multiepisode arc of the second season.

Bell will make her first “Heroes” appearance in October. She’ll play Elle, a character described as a sexy, mysterious young lady who has ties to the supposed death of Peter, H.R.G.’s past and the future of Claire. Elle will kick off her arc by committing a serious crime, though it’s unclear whether she’s good or bad.

“This was not easy to pull off,” said “Heroes” creator-executive producer Tim Kring. “But since we’re an ensemble show, with many arcs playing out through the year, we found a way to jump into a small window in (Bell’s) schedule.”

Universal Media Studios prexy Katherine Pope also hinted that landing Bell wasn’t easy, noting that “many studios (were) chasing her in both film and TV” and that she was happy that Bell “chose to star in our show.”