Steve Antin on Kristen Bell in Burlesque
Numbers like “Long John Blues” show that humorous, playful side of burlesque — and so does Kristen Bell, who’s absolutely fearless in her performance, particularly in that scene.
So fearless. She really came full speed ahead at me, met with me and said, “I want to do this.” Kristen Bell is rare as an actress, because she’s the type of actor who jumps out of a plane without a parachute — from a totally fearless place, which is really refreshing and inspiring. She has complete faith and support in the filmmaking process and the director.