When Heroes Season 2 came to an unexpected end last year due to the Writer’s Strike, the cast of Heroes went and did other things. One of them was Kristen Bell, who was in Hawaii shooting the Judd Apatow-produced comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”. While doing the press junket for her movie, Kristen got a lot of questions about Heroes, and whether she would return. According to her, she wants to return, but although she doesn’t come out and say it, the negotiations seem to still be going on for her to make that return. And get this: according to Kristen, before the Strike hit, she had already shot two episodes that were supposed to appear in Season 2′s Volume 3, “Villains”, which has now been re-scheduled as Season 3.
MoviesOnline: Did the writers’ strike shorten your Heroes arc? Was there more we would have seen?
KRISTEN BELL: Yes and there’s more that you will see. It interrupted my “Heroes” arc.
MoviesOnline: The rumor is that you weren’t coming back.
KRISTEN BELL: If I don’t come back, it will be because we didn’t work it out. I want to go back. As far as I’m concerned, I am going back. I’m not under contract but I’ve had such a good relationship with them and I’ve had so much fun doing it and had such a great storyline and I’ve shot two episodes that won’t air until we shoot the entire arc. I did take a movie unfortunately because I’m not under contract with them in New York for 12 weeks. So I’ll be about 4 weeks late coming back to when they shoot but as of right now the negotiation that’s going on is that they’ll be able to file my scenes in and I’ll just shoot a condensed version right when I get back and then catch up to everyone else and they don’t air until September so they have the ability to do that.
So what’s the hold up, Tim Kring and company? Sign the girl already before someone else (like her old Veronica Mars boss, for instance) hires her away to join one of his many TV shows he’s got coming up, including the new Beverly Hills 90210.