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Kristen Bell is one of the Heroes

by Varun Lella, posted Aug 20th 2007 12:19AM
Kristen bellIt's casting drama times two! Heroes casting news is the Paris Hilton of TV news, you just can't go three days without hearing about it. If you haven't heard about it, you must not come to this website often.

Just last week, we heard that our favorite superpower drama was adding a little old school flair with some new school brattitude. Forgive me for saying brattitude.

It seems that Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars fame, who stirred up her own drama when rumors said she was going to join Lost and again when she decided against it, will be the newest edition addition to the Heroes cast -- which has now been recognized as its own country.

Potential spoilers after the jump.

Supposedly, Bell didn't join Lost in favor of playing Elle Woods in the Broadway adaptation of Legally Blonde. According to Variety, Bell will be starring as another Elle when Heroes hits the airwaves this fall.

Elle is a sexy, mysterious lady -- sounds a lot like Jessica Collins' character -- with connections to Peter, Claire and Mr. Bennet. Reports say that the character will commit a serious crime when she appears in October, but her true alignment will be up in the air.

Will she be a Suresh or a Sylar?

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Usama

I would agree that Veronica Mars is a much better show than Heroes (and Kratos, I'm a fan of both shows, but there's no question which one is better in my opinion), especially when you compare their freshman seasons. Still as many have said, I just want to see Kristen Bell on air again.

I'm glad she didn't join Lost, not because I don't like the show (I don't watch it, so I can't comment) but because Heroes is a better fit for her career right now. The demographic watching Heroes is similar to VM (young adults, teens) and at least for now the future of Heroes is to be determined. Lost is going to end in two more seasons and doesn't it already have an established set of characters? Also, I did hear that Lost recovered whatever weirdness in terms of story it had going earlier this season but, walking into that is less secure in a way.

I am kind of hoping she doesn't have super powers, again I'd like to see her play a smart and confident woman, but that's me pining for Veronica Mars. If she's a totally different type of person that would be interesting to see too, because if anything Kristen Bell is a great actress.

August 20 2007 at 7:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YouFaceTheTick

Kratos, do yourself a favor and pick up season 1 of Veronica Mars on DVD. The difference in the quality of the writing is shocking. Heroes is decent for network television but it's slow and maybe a touch over the average level of creativity on network TV. The mediocre acting and directing are typical TV too.

August 20 2007 at 5:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kratos

I am not an avid primetime network TV viewer since about 90% of the shows are horrible and are either spinoffs of other shows (thanks Dick Wolf can you make another Friggin Law and Order garbage show) or ripoff of another networks show succes (see Dancing with the stars,Skating with the stars or an talent based slop show). Heroes is one of the well written shows on network TV that is around. Unlike other people that posted that apparently think that a 4th rated network that had a show that only lasted 3 season was far superior in writing. I don't know who Kristen Bell is since she is not in anything memorable. The beauty of Heroes is that they don't need superstar actors (case in point Eric Roberts). The writing is what makes the show a hit.

Good to see that they are adding to the crew means some older characters will most likely be eliminated and the show will stay fresh and not get stale. Kristen Bell did the right show Lost is a joke amazing how a show that was complete watercooler chat become nothing more than "Wow is that show still on?"

August 20 2007 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kratos

I am not an avid primetime network TV viewer since about 90% of the shows are horrible and are either spinoffs of other shows (thanks Dick Wolf can you make another Friggin Law and Order garbage show) or ripoff of another networks show succes (see Dancing with the stars,Skating with the stars or an talent based slop show). Heroes is one of the well written shows on network TV that is around. Unlike other people that posted that apparently think that a 4th rated network that had a show that only lasted 3 season was far superior in writing. I don't know who Kristen Bell is since she is not in anything memorable. The beauty of Heroes is that they don't need superstar actors (case in point Eric Roberts). The writing is what makes the show a hit.

Good to see that they are adding to the crew means some older characters will most likely be eliminated and the show will stay fresh and not get stale. Kristen Bell did the right show Lost is a joke amazing how a show that was complete watercooler chat become nothing more than "Wow is that show still on?"

August 20 2007 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YouFaceTheTick

Nooooooooo! I loved Veronica Mars and actually enjoy Heroes but god what a major stepdown in writing quality. She's going from prime scripts/style to generic-appeal-to-the-masses-spell-it-out-pop-culture. Argh. Doing Broadway is way cooler than joining the cast of Heroes. Lame news. Hopefully it's wrong.

August 20 2007 at 11:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevinc

Is anyone getting the feeling that Heroes is going to SU*K next season? They keep adding new characters and they already had too many character to follow. This looks like an extension of the old midseason rating "guest star of the week" crap that the networks pull every year.

August 20 2007 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gilbert0

Heroes is my favirote show on TV and Bell is a great addition. They are truely building the strongest cast of any drama on TV - I can't wait for the new season to start!!!

August 20 2007 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gordy

Let's just hope she's not added as another survivor like Nicki--as in Nicki & Paulo. You know, all woven in like she was there the whole time.

August 20 2007 at 10:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

Kristen Bell is FAFH - hey, that rhymes!

August 20 2007 at 9:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nola

I disagree that Lost would have been a better career move. Unless her character turned out to be one that was key to the big mystery then the likelihood that Jessica Collins would last long on Lost was zero.

Lost as good as it can be, isn't the best show to go on these days when you're looking for longevity. They cast actors for one storyline then once they're done that's it. Consider how many characters that were introduced in the past few years that actually still remain with the show.

Ben and Juliet are the only two introduced lately that are still around. Every other character introduced in the past few seasons have had major story arcs and then they're gone cause their done. And of the ones that stayed like Bernard and Rose, how often do we see them?

Heroes on the other hand has much more potential. They too have brought in characters and then played out their parts and bye bye. But the fact that they're still a relatively new show, now in it's second season, any actor being cast in a good part who meshes with the rest of the cast, whose storyline is good, could easily be blended with the show without suffering from the Paolo/Nikki curse. No new cast members that just don't fit in.

Heroes has managed to juggle a huge cast adequately and they tell several different stories at once, in ways that allow most of the cast to get airtime. Whether that changes in the second season is still up in the air, but it seems unlikely.

Lost on the other hand tends to focus on one character and forget others for long periods of time. And last season all but proved that the audience would prefer to get answers with the known cast rather than having to endure newbies that aren't contributing to the overall storyline.

August 20 2007 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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