Kristen Bell was happy to reunite with her The Good Place co-star D’Arcy Carden, who played Janet, in her new movie The People We Hate At The Wedding.
The Good Place stars Kristen Bell and D'Arcy Carden reunite in a new comedy film, The People We Hate At The Wedding. Bell starred in the quirky and philosophical Mike Schur NBC sitcom as Eleanor, a woman who attempts to hide the fact that she was mistakenly placed in 'The Good Place' after her death. The ensemble cast of the often touching afterlife-driven comedy series included Ted Danson as the architect/demon Michael, Jameela Jamil as the vainglorious Tahani, William Jackson Harper as the academic and indecisive Chidi, Manny Jacinto as the ditzy Jason, and D'Arcy Carden as the Siri-like Janet, who is neither a girl nor a robot. After running for four seasons from 2016 to 2020, the beloved sitcom concluded in a satisfying fashion.
Two years after The Good Place's bittersweet finale, Bell had the opportunity to work with both Claire Scanlon, who directed several episodes of the sitcom, and Carden again, in The People We Hate At The Wedding, which stars Bell and Ben Platt. While speaking with The Wrap, Bell explained the circumstances of the mini Good Place reunion that took place in The People We Hate At The Wedding. Bell revealed that her real-life bond with Carden made the actor the obvious choice for her small but memorable role in the comedy movie. See what Bell had to say about working with Carden again below:
“I mean, she’s one of my favorite people. She’s one of my dearest friends. We have a very close relationship and Claire Scanlon, our delicious director, had directed us both on ‘The Good Place,’ and so we all knew each other. And when that scene came up, Claire texted me, ‘What do you think about D’Arcy?’ And I think I responded with the word ‘duh.' It just made so much sense. There is no one that I’d rather have help me put my underwear back on than D’Arcy Carden."
Created by Schur, one of the masterminds behind The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Brooklyn 99, The Good Place started off on a strong note and just got better, boasting immense talent on the crew. Bell and Danson were already well-known when they appeared in the series, drawing in plenty of viewers who were fans of their previous work. However, The Good Place served as a breakthrough role for the rest of the core ensemble cast, all of whom have enjoyed impressive success in the two years since the sitcom's conclusion.
Two of the 'Soul Squad' have earned roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Jamil starring in Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law as the antagonist Titania and Harper cast in an undisclosed role in the highly anticipated Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. In another Disney-owned franchise, Jacinto was recently cast as a lead in the upcoming Star Wars series The Acolyte. Outside of major film franchise fame, many of The Good Place's stars have found steady work in television since the sitcom ended.
Danson, who was renowned prior to The Good Place due to his lead role on Cheers, went on to lead his own NBC sitcom, Mr. Mayor, which was canceled after two seasons, and currently has a role in Fox's The Orville. Carden, who was a fan-favorite character on The Good Place, has flexed her comedic chops in HBO Max's Barry as well as starring in Amazon Prime's A League of Their Own series. As for Bell, The People We Hate At The Wedding is just the latest project in her already impressive career. The success of The Good Place cast is largely due to each actor's unique look, personality, and talent, which were showcased perfectly on the popular sitcom due to the chemistry they had with one another, which clearly stemmed from their real-life connections based on the persisting bonds between the cast members.
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Source: The Wrap
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