These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question and answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
We'll admit it: we have a massive girl crush on Kristen Bell. In the new movie “Hit and Run,” Bell plays the devoted girlfriend of a former getaway driver (played by real-life fiancé Dax Shepard) who jeopardizes his witness-protection-plan identity in order to help her get to Los Angeles. Offscreen, we found the bubbly, vivacious girl-next-door to be refreshingly down-to-earth.
HuffPost Celebrity: Define marriage.
Kristen Bell: Everyone defines marriage differently. For me, personally, I don’t let whether I've filed a document in the state of California dictate whether or not I use the word "husband." Dax and I treat each other like we're married because that’s the commitment we've made to each other.
What are you most passionate about?
I personally love advocacy organizations. As much as you can make the argument "What do they really do?" -- How do you know how to fix the program if you don’t know what it is?
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Sleep. I could go to bed for 16 hours straight if no one would wake me up. I love setting my alarm really early, hearing it, and then letting it go off every half hour until the next day. The euphoria I feel when I know I get to go back to bed is my favorite feeling in the world.
What's the silliest thing you've ever lied about?
My great aunt congratulated me for being in the Batman movie. I said "Thank you." It wasn't until later that I realized she had confused "Christian Bale" with "Kirsten Bell" on the radio. She’s 100 ... doesn’t even watch the boob tube.
Any violent tendencies?
I can't tell you how many older women are so hands on with Dax. When we're walking down the street, I've considered the 2nd Amendment. You don’t get to link arms and stroke his face just because you watched "Parenthood" last night.
Worst memory in the history of the universe.
If you were on a reality show, what would it be called?
"Uh Oh, I've Adopted Too Many Dogs."
Can you cook?
I keep starting fires with the broiler. I cremate every type of bread I ever try to toast! Casseroles are the worst. I put it on broil to crisp the top and I ruin the entire thing.
If you could ask Kim Kardashian any question, what would it be?
Is any of your makeup tattooed on, and if not – do you apply it with Elmer's Glue? It's always perfect!
Have you ever stolen anything?
I'm scared they can still come after me if I tell you! I am freaking out right now. High school ... on a dare ... I regret it to this day. I am terrified of the law. It was a shirt from Abercrombie & Fitch.
This still clearly haunts you!
I blacked the whole thing out. I wanted to bury the evidence ... including the memories!