Kristin Bell (star of the now cancelled Veronica Mars) recently had a tough choice to make — between joining the cast of NBC’s Heroes or ABC’s Lost. She ultimately chose Heroes and has a 13 episode commitment with the hot series. She’ll be playing “Elle,” a young woman with powers and ties to Peter’s supposed death and Claire’s future. Bell obviously has a bright future ahead but she hasn’t completely shut the door on the possibility of returning to the little seaside community of Neptune.
TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello recently asked Bell about how she was feeling about the end of Mars. She shared, “I’m definitely still in mourning. I miss the character, I miss the people, I miss the consistency of that family. Lots of mass e-mails is how we’re all dealing with it. We’re all still in touch. Everyone is moving on up and doing great things, but we’re all still communicating. I just had lunch with Dan Etheridge, who was sort of our physical producer [down in San Diego]. Everyone’s really sad.”
What did she think of the Mars series finale? Bell said, “I kind of feel like the way they left it open was the perfect wrap-up to the show. Because had they sealed it in a nice clean box, that’s not what the show is about. The show was not about satisfying the viewers. The show was hard to follow, the show was really witty, the show was really sassy — it was for intelligent people. So I think it was wrapped up really nicely. That being said, I knew some things that were going to happen in Season 4 that I’m not going to dare say, ’cause that’s probably what the movie is going to be about.”
Bell went on to say that she was very open to reviving the super sleuth, perhaps in a feature film. “Oh, absolutely. I’d do anything Rob asked me. I think we’d all love to work together again… We definitely all agreed that we would want to be involved in it.”
There’s been no reported movement or interest from the studios regarding a big screen adaptation but its certainly nice to know that Bell is open to reopening Mars Investigations when/if that day comes. Stay tuned!