Kristen Bell Hearts Star Wars

StarWars.com Team | June 4, 2007

Fans who attended Celebration IV in Los Angeles last week got an exclusive glimpse at the upcoming Weinstein production of Fanboys, but what seemed to steal the show wasn’t the reel of fantastic movie moments, but the panel of actors, producers, the director Kyle Newman, and most notably actress Kristen Bell wearing a shirt every fan can appreciate. In fact, for each Fanboys panel she attended, Bell wore a different Star Wars-themed shirt.

The “Veronica Mars” actress stars in Fanboys as Zoe — a Girl-Friday character with a lot of sass, humor and common sense, as well as a complete understanding of why her best guy pals are obsessed with Star Wars enough to trek across country for a covert Episode I operation. In a recent issue of Geek Monthly magazine, Bell, who poses in the article with a lightsaber as well as a retro Han Solo action figure, explains that her role as the comic book store employee and Force-sensitive fanboy friend was a no-brainer.

“My body doesn’t want to do Star Trek, my body wants to do Star Wars,” Bell says in the article. “I chose the role in Fanboys because I thought it was an amazing script, I thought it was a fun movie and I thought what’s better than a love letter to Star Wars fans.”

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