HOLLYWOOD — Kristen Bell provides the voice of a perky princess named Anna, who desperately wants to connect with her inexplicably icy older sister in Disney’s new animated adventure “Frozen.” The youngest of three, Bell could relate to the love-hate relationship that often exists between siblings.
Q: I have to ask about the “Veronica Mars” film. How exciting was it to make it after all this time since the show ended?
Bell: Really exciting.
Q: Did you ever doubt that it was going to happen or did you always know you would be able to make it?
Bell: I’ve ping-ponged between knowing it was going happen because I am eternally optimistic. That’s the only way to live. But it didn’t seem very realistic for most of the last seven years. Logan (Jason Dohring’s character) was not intended to be Veronica’s love interest in the slightest. He was supposed to be an antagonist the whole series. But girls started freaking out on message boards about Logan. It became obvious that we had to put them together. This is what the audience wants. So I hope that (the fans) like it. We have a lot of cool cameos. The whole old gang is back together and it was so much fun because we all have children now. I really hope people like the movie because my utmost priority is that the fans feel like it was worth it. We did our damndest when people came to set to make it worth it.
1. Her love and championing for the show is always awesome.
2. Re: L/V: I don’t know who to believe. Kristen says he was never intended, Jason says he was told by episode six, probably long before the “girls started freaking out about Logan.” Rob says they decided after seeing their chemistry and said “more of that.”
So who’s telling the truth?
Probably a combo of Rob/Jason. Sounds like the writers started thinking about it after seeing footage of the pilot—I’m thinking the “fun fun fun” scene. They probably spent time developing the story before alerting the actors (or at least Jason) around episode 6. In my mind, Kristen, bless her heart, can’t really be counted upon to accurately talk about L/V based on the inaccurate informations she’s given out about them in the past (e.g. her cheated on her, Duncan treated her sooooo well, etc.)
This comes to a question I’ve been thinking about. On the one hand, RT has said that pre-Pilot, they had never planned for Logan to be there for more than a few episodes…but that they had always planned for Aaron to be the killer. This doesn’t really make sense to me. This, combined with the whole “Jason wasn’t conventionally attractive enough to be cast as Duncan” thing and other stuff makes me think there was some massive re-tooling on RT’s part between casting and filming to shift facets of Duncan’s original role to Logan.