Kristen Bell wears a lot of hats. She stars on not one but two TV shows (The Good Place and Veronica Mars). She’s a philanthropist, a mom, a wife and a Game of Thrones enthusiast. So, if anyone knows a thing or two about juggling responsibilities, it’s her. The thing is, the 38-year-old actress doesn’t believe in decompressing with self-care, and the reason may surprise you.
When PureWow caught up with Bell at an event celebrating her new partnership with American Express Blue Cash Preferred card (those cash-back rewards, though), we asked how she balances her responsibilities with personal time. Instead of revealing a laundry list of relaxing activities like yoga and buccal facials, Bell quipped that she believes self-care is a myth.
Why? “What women need is a better support system. They don’t need a manicure. They don’t need a massage. They need a better support system,” Bell explained. Amen.
She noted that she recently read an article that argued this point and it really resonated with her.