Actress Kristin Bell gained widespread recognition more than 10 years ago when she starred on UPN’s Veronica Mars. Since the show’s end in 2007, Bell has gone on to appear in several television roles including Heroes and Gossip Girl. Currently, Bell plays the lead in Showtime’s comedy-drama, House of Lies. Bell’s character, Jeannie van der Hooven is a fiesty management consultant who is working in a business full off secrets and trickery. While Bell’s acting chops have made her the perfect leading lady, during the show’s first season it appeared that she might have some competition for the spotlight – from none other than her own feet. In the third episode of season one, fans watched awkwardly as Jeannie van der Hooven (Bell) succumbed to the foot fetish of a CFO from a large soft drink company.
Following the episode, Bell’s feet gained their own fans who have dedicated numerous web posts and tweets to her tantalizing set of toes. Bell; however, has admitted that she thinks “feet are pretty gnarly.” In an interview with the Huffington Post, Bell recounts the strange scene, which has been regarded as “brilliant” and “beautiful” saying: “That wasn’t uncomfortable at all! [Laughs] Having an actor I just met put my foot in his mouth? No, I did not have a foot double. I’m not really into doubles for stunts or anything else, but it was as awkward as it seems to be. You know, I had just met another actor who, as per the crazy script written, needed to put my foot in his mouth. We talked about it and I washed my foot and he had a mint…and we just kind of went for it.”
Well, thanks to House of Lies, there are plenty of other people willing to ‘just go for it’ when it comes to putting Bell’s feet in their mouth, and several fans have expressed their desire to do just that. Although Bell has said that she doesn’t understand the obsession over toes, it appears that even without her understanding, her more than loving fans will continue to fantasize over her famous feet.
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