Rumors (previously reported by IAYM) that Lost — always an excellent source for great flashback costars (more Nathan Fillon and Julie Bowen, please) — was in talks with our favorite former teenage sleuth have been replaced by news that she has joined the cast of Heroes. I, frankly, am happy to have Kristen in anything, be it the voice of the titular Gossip Girl or a bit part on Heroes. So don’t look so worried, Kristen. The CW yesterday, world domination tomorrow! Thanks again to iamanonymous, who clearly only reads this blog for the Kirsten Bell related stories.
Kristen Bell joins Heroes
The star of the canceled cult fave Veronica Mars will costar on NBC’s superhero hit starting this October, playing Elle, a mysterious woman who has ties to Peter, H.R.G., and Claire. The casting is considered a big win for Heroes and its network, considering Bell had been pursued by other shows (including, reportedly, ABC’s Lost). The actress also has a couple film projects in the works, including the title role in the Judd Apatow-produced Forgetting Sarah Marshall. (Variety)