At age 30, Kristen Bell still has the face and pep to play a high school cheerleader, but the actress is delving into new territory with her latest role. She'll be playing a mom determined to make her overweight ballerina daughter a star in Dance of the Mirlitons.
Though it initially seems like a stretch of imagination to see Bell as a mother, I think she may actually be perfect as an overbearing stage mom. She's no stranger to playing agressively type A characters and her comedic timing is spot-on. Let's just hope she has a happier ending than the last time we saw her nurturing skills in action.