Kristen Bell Gets 'Choked Up' Talking About the Kids Leading the March For Our Lives Protest (Exclusive)

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Kristen Bell has a lot of hope for the current generation of politically active and motivated teenagers.

The Good Place star spoke with ET on the orange carpet outside the Kids Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday, and she got serious when she opened up about the student-led March for Our Lives demonstrations.

"It honestly gets me choked up, because I think this is the generation we've been waiting for," Bell said. "They're the ones who are going to get it done and it's just really inspiring to watch."

The March for Our Lives rally, which served as a protest against gun violence, took place in Washington D.C. on Saturday, with more than 800 additional, related demonstrations held across the nation. 

The event -- coordinated by student organizations and the non-profit gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety -- reportedly drew more than two million participants across the country, making it one of the largest political demonstrations in American history.

Bell, 37, said that, as a mom, she has a boundless appreciation for protesters and their efforts to increase gun safety and end gun violence.

"Knowing that these kids have a genuine chance of making things a little bit better for when my kids go to school, I am eternally grateful," said Bell, who shares two daughters with husband Dax Shepard - - Lincoln, 4, and Delta, 3.

The March for Our Lives was also on many stars' minds during the Kids' Choice Awards and host John Cena addressed the rally during his opening monologue.

"I know it's going to be an amazing night, but kids everywhere have already made it an amazing day. So I just want to take a moment to celebrate what kids across the nation accomplished today," Cena told the crowd as videos and images from the nation-wide protest played on the screens behind him. "From Washington D.C., Florida, even here in Los Angeles, all over the country, all over the world, kids made their voices heard with the incredible March for Our Lives, and it all happened because you want to make the world a better place."

Many celebs hit the streets on Saturday, adding their voice to the charge against gun violence. Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Paul McCartney, George and Amal Clooney, Camila Cabello, the cast of Parks and Recreation, Ariana Grande, Amy Schumer, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Dwayne Johnson, Jimmy Fallon and Reese Witherspoon were just a few of the big-name stars who turned out to support the rally.

Check out the video to see more on the March for Our Lives protest.

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