Kristen Bell considered filling a Super Soaker with “cat urine” to deter a bird.
The actress has been busy working on projects including dark comedy The Lifeguard and the highly-anticipated Veronica Mars movie.
Kristen joked about another time consuming task she’s dealt with this summer, a pesky mockingbird she’s been battling to evict from her backyard.
“[I considered using] cat urine [to get rid of it]. I bought the Super Soaker because we tarped the tree [where the mockingbird lives]. Last year, he did the same thing and I had a Nerf gun and I shot bullet-sized Styrofoam bullets at him. I’m telling you, the tree is like a landfill. There are all of these empty water bottles wedged in it. There are, like, aspirin bottles, a Clinique lipstick, and junk that I was throwing at the tree to try to get him to come down. But it’s actually a familiar problem. There are blogs about ‘How I Got Rid of My Northern Mockingbird’,” she laughed to Vanity Fair.
“I’ve considered tying shiny ribbons to my tree because they don’t like things that are shiny or flutter. I bought the Super Soaker. I sprayed the tree once but I didn’t nail him. And Liz Garcia [The Lifeguard director] said to put my all into it and find some cat urine. I was one step away from Googling ‘where to find cat urine’ and the sucker didn’t show up again.”
Apart from the mockingbird, Kristen is usually an animal lover. She famously burst into tears of happiness after meeting a sloth, which she was reminded of during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Kristen hasn’t been offered her own animal themed reality show yet, but has visions of collaborating with American animal and nature conservationist Jeffrey Corwin.
“I’m very into animals,” she confessed. “Maybe one day [I’ll do an animal-related show]. I mean, believe me, this isn’t the first time I’ve ever thought of it. I’ve dreamed, to an inappropriate degree, of teaming up with Jeff Corwin at one point, I was like, ‘We’d be perfect on the road together. Our comedy is in line with each other. He’d have the know-it-all. I’d be able to explain stuff he’d tell me off-camera.’ I was into it. Maybe one day.”
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