Kristen Bell says underwear dance scene in new show was ‘scary’

Washington: Kristen Bell, who curses, gets lap dances and makes raunchy jokes in the ‘House of Lies’, has revealed that the part in which she had to dance sexily around in her underwear scared her a little bit.

In the half-hour comedy, which follows a team of management consultants and stars Don Cheadle, The 31-year-old actress plays whip-smart, cutthroat “schmooze operator” Jeannie Van Der Hooven.

“Being in a strip club in the middle of the afternoon with the lights on was a little unnerving. There’s a scene where I have to dance sexily around in my underwear that made me very nervous,” Fox News quoted her as saying.

‘House of Lies’ marks Bell’s first series regular TV project since she played a teen sleuth in cult favorite ‘Veronica Mars’, which was axed in 2007. On the big screen, she has co-starred in films ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and ‘Burlesque’ and still voices the title character of ‘Gossip Girl’.

“I was excited that Jeannie was very, very different and much more provocative than ‘Veronica Mars.

“It’s important to show that it is a shark tank and it is sink-or-swim and Jeannie would not be able to work there if she didn’t play like a boy and get as dirty as they did,” she added.