Kristen Bell says she was told she wasn’t ‘pretty enough’ for roles

Kristen Bell’s career is one many actresses would envy.

She’s a Disney character, the star of multiple sitcoms and the voice of a generation.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Bell revealed her career almost didn’t take off.

“I would get feedback from an audition: ‘Well, you’re not pretty enough to play the pretty girl, but you’re not quirky enough or weird enough to play the weird girl,'” the actress said.

“I was like ‘OK so does that just mean I can’t be an actor? What does that mean?’ That’s what I was getting feedback on in every single audition.”

Luckily, Bell says things have changed since then.

“I think as I’ve grown older, those boxes have changed and they’ve almost gone away,” she told Vanity Fair. “It’s this huge gray area now of all these beautiful stories you can tell that have dimensional people that don’t have to be one thing.”

Bell says the entertainment industry has come a long way since the 90s.

“I think as I’ve grown older, those boxes have changed … and [have] almost gone away,” she told Vanity Fair. “It’s this huge gray area now of all these beautiful stories you can tell … that have dimensional people that don’t have to be one thing.”

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