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Casting Couch: Kristen Bell Powers Up for "Heroes"!

Could the teen private investigator be trading in her telephoto lens and snappy retorts for superpowers?

Just days after rumors that former Veronica Mars series lead Kristen Bell would join the cast of Lost (sadly, a deal was never reached), NBC dropped a major bombshell of a casting notice: Bell is a lock for a multiple episode storyline on the sophomore season of Heroes, beginning in October.

Say what?

Bell will play Elle, an enigmatic woman with connections to the alleged death of Peter, Horn Rimmed Glasses' past, and Claire's future. Elle will commit a serious crime during her initial appearance, though whether she's good or bad is still unclear.

On scoring the much-in demand Bell (who will lend her voice as the eponymous narrator in the CW's new drama Gossip Girl and will appear in Judd Apatow's Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Heroes creator Tim Kring said in a statement, "This was not easy to pull off. 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 her schedule. I pitched her the idea we have for the character, which she loved, and we're off and running."

That sound you're hearing? Millions of fanboys squealing in glee.

Comments

Anonymous said…
HOLY SHIT!!!! I just peed my pants when I read that. You have made my month with that news. Maybe you'll consider watching Heroes then?
Anonymous said…
I can't believe you don't watch Heroes. Is this new official? Cause as Will Arnett in Blades of Glory might say it's officially giving me a boner.
Anonymous said…
Kristen Bell and Heroes? I am so there.
Anonymous said…
Awesome scoop, Jace!
Anonymous said…
Best. News. Ever.
The CineManiac said…
Just when I don't think I could love Heroes any more you come along with news that makes my week!
Thanks for the wonderful Back to School Present!!!!
Anonymous said…
OMG! This is the kind of news I want to wake up to every day.
Anonymous said…
Awesome!! I think Lost would have served Kristen Bell's acting abilities better, but I am happy to have her on the cost of Heroes, albeit briefly. Can't wait!
Anonymous said…
Sounds like Heroes and Lost may have approched her around the same time. This would definately explain why she would turn down Lost though since both are equally high profile.
I would have loved to have seen Bell on Lost and am sad it didn't work out. I'm not a Heroes fan (I know, I know) but am glad that she's going to be on such a high profile show. I might have to tune just for her.

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