This A list dual threat actress with a huge sequel coming to a movie and stars on a hit television show was ticked off that producers of a third threat production would even think they could land her for what is essentially this decade’s version of a role for a celebrity like there was one for Grease two decades ago or Chicago last decade. It is a stunt casting role.
Then, they used her rejection for more publicity.
Broadway play “Waitress”
Kristen Bell Turned Down the Lead Role in Broadway’s ‘Waitress’
Here’s something you might not know about Kristen Bell – she got her start in the entertainment industry on Broadway!
The Veronica Mars actress made her Broadway debut in 2001 in the play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and she also appeared in the 2002 revival of The Crucible.
Kristen has been trying to book a return to the Great White Way and she told Refinery29 that she wanted to star in the musical Waitress, but sadly had to turn down the role.
“She wanted to do Waitress on Broadway but had to pass because she’d have to uproot her kids, who are in school,” the outlet reported in a new profile. – Source