Kristen Bell’s daughters will ‘pull the rug out from under you so quickly’

Kristen Bell has a new film coming out on Amazon Prime called The People We Hate at the Wedding. It’s based on the best-selling book and also stars Allison Janney, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Ben Platt. Even though it’s about horrible people, I’ll probably watch it – and love it. Kristen, Cynthia and Ben play Allison’s kids in the film. While promoting it, Kristen took the opportunity to talk about her own kids, not that she needs an excuse. But I kind of related to what she said in this interview. Kristen said any time she gets to feeling herself, her daughters Lincoln, nine, and Delta, seven, bring her right “back down to earth” with a few well-placed comments.

Kids say the darndest things—just ask Kristen Bell.

In an exclusive chat with E! News’ Francesca Amiker, the People We Hate at the Wedding star joked that her ego will always be kept in check thanks to daughters Lincoln, 9, and Delta, 7, who she shares with husband Dax Shepard. “The amount of insults that they can hurl at me in a very short period of time,” she humorously noted, “it really brings me back down to earth.”

And though Kristen’s work life may sometimes seem “elegant and fancy” between red carpet events and TV appearances, her little ones have a knack for keeping her humble.
“I come home and they will just they’ll pull the rug out from under you so quickly,” Kristen quipped, adding that should there ever be a movie about her life, it should be called “My Kids Keep Me Grounded.”

[From E!]

Kids do have a way of cutting to the quick whether that’s their intention or not. Usually they aren’t actually trying to “hurl insults” at you, they simply call it as they see it. I straightened my hair the other day just for a change of pace. My daughter looked at me and said, “Why?” That was it. I ended up twisting it in a claw clip out of insecurity. Kids do keep parents grounded because no matter how cool that parent is – or thinks they are – they are always just Mom or Dad to their children. So even though Lincoln and Delta’s mom is a Disney princess and works with Evan Hanson, she’s just Mom when she walks through the door.

Kristen’s This Saves Lives snack company was just purchased by GOOD Worldwide for just under $5M. Kristen, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel co-founded the company to combat childhood hunger by distributing nutrient-dense snack packets to children in need. And while they’ve done a lot of good work, partnering with GOOD will allow them to cast a much wider net. Surely that will earn her a few ‘cool’ points with her daughters.

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  1. Lucy says:

    She needs to earn a heck of a lot of “cool points” to make up for all the unnecessary sharing of their bathing, toileting, and sleeping issues.

  2. Ronaldinhio says:

    I hate the tropes of daughter being sneering toward mothers and mothers feeling their beauty fade and resenting their daughters for that.
    Wrongly I thought this would be more of that.
    My daughters have given me so much more confidence and a much healthier set of scales in which to balance my sense of worth – I wish we spoke about this more, as Hecate has done

  3. GreenBunny says:

    I just ignore Kristen Bell, but I will admit kids can really humble you. I went to pick up my 11 year-old daughter from her friends house and all the girls were fighting over which one I liked best. I was all proud of myself thinking that I was cool and told my daughter what they were doing and she in a deadpanned voice said that “they also do that with the neighbor’s dog” and boom, I was deflated. Jokes on them, I’m still cool, they just don’t know it yet.

  4. Cynic says:

    Five million seems like a really low number for a food company that has been in existence as long as this one has. Seems like they must have just wanted to get rid of it. Nature’s Bakery was sold for $400 million. I think Kind sold for something like $5 billion. I would be interested to see more about the details of this deal and what kind of revenue This Saves Lives was actually producing.

    • eliza says:

      I was thinking that too. I just double checked and yup, sold for $5million. That’s weird. There are some unknown details about what happened.

  5. j says:

    I can’t see myself allowing that from my kids. Usually people who “call it like they see it” are using it as an excuse to be mean or judgmental. Even kids. It starts young and it’s learned. I would never feel that it’s appropriate for my child (or any child) to “humble” me. I would ask them “what makes you say that?” and pay very close attention to the answer. Because it’s probably rooted in messages around societal standards that don’t reflect the values of my home. Not to mention, they’ll learn the power of being critical and that you’re expected to change if someone criticizes you.

    • Gah says:

      Thank you for this comment. I find it unsettling for people to use snarky “sitcom” language with one another.

      My daughter is 8 and being cruel is definitely not one of the ways we interact with one another.

      She is of course welcome to tell me she doesn’t like my shirt or lipstick- we use the phrases, “I don’t care for that.”

  6. jferber says:

    j, good point.