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Kristen Bell on Being an LGBT Ally, Her Lesbian-ish Role and Her Favorite Word for Boobs!

Kristen Bell on Being an LGBT Ally, Her Lesbian-ish Role and Her Favorite Word for Boobs!

House of Lies star Kristen Bell is wickedly funny and adorable, and now she’s given a terrific interview to our sibling publication The Advocate. The voice of Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars’ star and Burlesque costar –with Cher and Christina Aguilera --chatted with Advocate about her relationship with the LGBT community, the Sunday night T&A on Showtime, her lesbian-ish role on Deadwood and her favorite name for boobs. Here are a few quotes from the interview.

House of Lies star Kristen Bell is wickedly funny and adorable, and now she’s given a terrific interview to our sibling publication The Advocate.

The voice of Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars’ star and Burlesque costar –with Cher and Christina Aguilera --chatted with Advocate about her relationship with the LGBT community, the Sunday night T&A on Showtime, her lesbian-ish role on Deadwood and her favorite name for boobs. Here are a few quotes from Brandon Voss' interview with Bell. 

When did your relationship with the LGBT community begin? 

Kristen Bell: I’ve always done musical theater, but I wasn’t necessarily aware of gay people while growing up in Michigan. I knew I was attracted to a certain male personality, but it was an unwritten love because no one in my high school was out of the closet. That’s why attending NYU was such a wonderful, joyous musical theater experience for me: About 70% of my friends during college were gay.

While shooting Burlesque, you told Health magazine, “I’m 99 percent sure I will leave this movie a lesbian.” How’d that work out? 
Well, the women on that film were just so beautiful. Thank God for Dax Shepard (Bell’s fiancé).  Unfortunately for all the women in America, he’s the most charming, adorable human walking the planet, so I couldn’t make the switch. 

House of Lies is also very racy, so it’s perfectly sandwiched between Shameless and Californication.
Yeah, it’s a sexy Sunday night sandwich for everyone — another one of my gifts to America. There’s a lot of T&A. It’s witty and smart, but it’s also very provocative, just as you’d expect from a Showtime show. If you like blampers and cupcakes, you’ll love the show, especially if you love chocolate cupcakes like those sweet chocolate Cheadle cupcakes.

Blampers and cupcakes?
Cupcakes are your bottom cheeks, of course, unless you’ve got a flat ass, in which case they’re called flapjacks. Blampers is my preferred word for breasts. It’s an Australian and New Zealand term for boobies.

Have you ever played a lesbian role? 
I played a role with lesbian interaction when I played Flora on two episodes of Deadwood. I saw her as an opportunist, and her sexuality fell under that umbrella. I tried to play her as a sociopath, and what she wanted in any given moment far outweighed anything else. There’s a scene where Flora seduces Joanie, who was a lesbian, but Flora was taking advantage of her, and it was meant to show Flora’s psychosis. There was actually a lot more of that scene that I shot with Kim Dickens, who played Joanie; they didn’t show it because it didn’t work for the scene, but we laid down on the bed and really went at it.

Read the full interview here. 

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