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Kristen Bell can do it all. She’s a mother, wife, activist, actor, singer and an all-around awesome woman. Now she’s continuing to add to her resume, going behind the camera to create short films for Lipton Iced Tea.
We were lucky enough to talk to Kristen about her collaboration with Lipton and she told us what it was like to take on this new project. Kristen also talked about her upcoming role in the production of Hair at the Hollywood Bowl, shared her thoughts on her near Peter Pan casting, and revealed her dream co-star! Read through the interview below to get all of that scoop on Kristen! Plus, would she ever record her own album? Find out that answer below!
Celebuzz: First of all, congratulations on baby No. 2!
Kristen Bell: Thank you, thank you!
CB: Can you tell us a little bit about your collaboration with Lipton? How did the partnership come about?
KB: Well they had approached me about becoming creatively involved in a new promotion that they had which is, “Win an Extra SUNday.” And I’m already an avid tea drinker, I love tea and I love Lipton. The idea of this promotion giving people back some leisure time and replacing a day of chores with a “want to-do” list, I thought was fabulous. And I love tea and I hate chores so it felt very organic. I’ve always wanted to step behind the camera a little bit more but it’s nerve-wracking, but I feel like we worked together on compiling a really talented group of people to make these fun shorts. Also, it was easy for me because Stu and Carl, the two delivery men from the commercials, are so funny innately and they’re just sort of thoughtful and comedic, it was very easy to work with. So I had a great time just accessing some behind-the-scenes creativity for this.
CB: Do you think you’ll do more behind-the-scenes work in the future? Do you have a good time doing all of this?
KB: Yeah, I had a great time! It’s a totally different job even though it’s the exact same line of work. It’s a lot more multitasking but as a mom I’ve honed that skill pretty sharply at this point. So I would definitely do more behind-the-scenes stuff in the future. I don’t know in what capacity but I would definitely do this again.
CB: You take on so many different roles from actor to activist to being a mother and wife. How do you manage to balance it all?
KB: I don’t think there’s any one secret. I think it’s just trying to stay present wherever you are, which is hard if you have work on your plate and you feel stressed at home and it’s hard if you’re not home and you’re missing your family. But I’ve found that constantly checking in and being present wherever I am helps. We have a room in the house where we put up our phones when we got home and rarely check them. That helps quite a bit, not giving into the temptation of having an iPhone in your hands immediately makes you feel more balanced.
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