Kristen Bell Says Women Will 'Take Center Stage' at the SAG Awards (Exclusive)


It’s shaping up to be ladies’ night at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards!

ET’s Keltie Knight recently sat down with the awards ceremony’s first-ever host, Kristen Bell, who revealed how women are set to take the spotlight at the Jan. 21. event.

“This is a bit of a blank slate because no one has ever done it before, so we're gonna have some fun, but there's a lot of ladies involved,” Bell dished. “[We’re] really celebrating and honoring every one of the actors, but we're letting the women take center stage and attempt to balance the conversation a little bit. This might be ladies’ night.”

Organizers previously confirmed that the show will feature only female presenters. However, there is one guy set to help Bell with the gig as her “secret weapon,” -- husband of four years, actor Dax Shepard.

“I'm sure he'll be helping,” the 37-year-old Frozen star said. “Living with a writer is so great because you can just ask them, ‘Is this funny?’ He's a little bit of my secret weapon, but also one of my best friends is an amazing writer, so we brought her on the show. Monica Padman -- she's a comedian and helps me shape all these ideas and then I run it by Dax and then we hopefully have a show.”

Bell also shared how the couple’s daughters, Delta and Lincoln, help inspire her comedy -- as well as her desire to take such hosting jobs!

“A lot of overwhelmingly funny moments with my kids inspire me to get out of my house and host this show, where I don't have to wipe anyone's butt cheeks hopefully!" she joked.

“When you have young kids, it's so special to be with adults,” she added. “People who you know you could ask a question and they just respond. Just the other day, I was watching my kids and one of their friends, and I got questions like, ‘Is Santa Claus real? Why is earth? Who made dogs?’ That's a lot of pressure.”

As for the pressure of being the SAG Awards' first host, Bell says she feels “pretty calm” so far and is more excited than nervous.

She also has no plans to take risky digs at any audience members at the Los Angeles, California, event.

“I'm small. I can't,” she said. “I would get beat up backstage. Also, I'm not a negative person. It's not my jam.”

See more on Bell below.


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