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Kristen Bell believes in authentic honesty

Kristen Bell believes in authentic honesty

Kristen Bell believes in "authentic honesty".

The 36-year-old actress - who has daughters Lincoln, three, and 21-month-old Delta with her husband Dax Shepard - was happy to reveal on social media she had resorted to surgical tape on her breasts to keep her assets in place in her Emmy Awards gown because she'd rather be open and honest with her fans.

She said: "For the Emmys, I wore this beautiful dress and you couldn't wear a bra, and I took Leukoflex tape and I taped my nipple to my shoulder. It was beautiful, the image was beautiful.

"I really believe in authentic honesty. I'm going to put this on social media. And I posted a picture and I circled my nipple and I said, 'This is now up here. Thank you Leukoflex.' I got so many questions about it. Which, to be honest, I was very happy to answer.

"What I chose to do at the time was to be very honest and open about it."

Kristen - who shot to fame as the title character in 2004 TV series 'Veronica Mars' - thinks television has grown more appealing in recent years as there is scope for more "risk" taking than there used to be.

Speaking to NET-A-PORTER's digital magazine, The EDIT, about why she thinks TV is more favourable than films in the entertainment world, she said: "In a time where we're more disconnected, we're craving intimacy and there's intimacy in TV. Previously, you wanted to worship the idol; you wanted to go to the movie theater and see the fantasy. But I think a lot of that has worn off and what's interesting now is seeing people take risks."

And the actress admitted she learned a lot about her own acting abilities during her three years on the show.

She said: "'Veronica Mars' was where I learned how to do any version of what I do now. I didn't realise that I could seem strong and vulnerable at the same time. I didn't realise I could play snarky in a way in which people would want to watch."