Kristen Bell: I Peed in a Jar While Wearing My Oscars Dress

03/10/2014 at 05:41 PM ET

Kristen Bell OscarsJeffrey Mayer/Wireimage

When Jennifer Aniston told us last year that she picked her Oscars gown because it was “easy to pee in,” we thought she was being funny. Little did we know that being trapped in your Oscars dress, unable to properly use a toilet, is a real epidemic — but Kristen Bell set us straight on that account.

While discussing her corseted, mermaid-hem Roberto Cavalli gown on Live With Kelly and Michael, co-host Michael Strahan asked if the dress was comfortable to sit in. “Nope. And I didn’t realize that until I got into it,” she told him. “There was a situation … there was a Mason jar involved.” When the audience giggled, she laughed and said, “Like you guys haven’t peed into a Mason jar before in a huge ball gown!”

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And while she did have fun on the big night, she also was more excited than most to see Ellen DeGeneres bring out those pizzas after hours of being unable to eat. “This was my first time going … You have a hair and a makeup person, [so] by the time you get into the dress you realize that you’ve been sitting there for like three hours,” she said. “And then there’s always traffic, so that’s almost four hours. Then you get there and that’s why everyone in the audience looks emaciated, because everyone’s hungry!” Next year, look for Bell to be bringing a Lunchables and a Mason jar in a large shoulder bag.

Can you believe Bell’s confession? Does a girl have to do what a girl has to do or is this never okay with you? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

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lazypadawan on

“Dear Kristen, you can go ahead and keep the dress :P. Love, Roberto Cavalli.”

elizbowen on

Honestly, I wish Kristen Bell would stop talking. It’s like she sits around trying to dream up ridiculous and outlandish things to say. She is insanely annoying and the overly contrived statements she makes for shock value and attention are pathetic. #growup

Dee on

Between this and her idiotic comment about being worried that she wouldn’t love her baby as much as her dog, I am convinced that whenever this twit opens her mouth stupid falls out.

LC on

Love her! She keeps it real and seems down to earth and fun. I appreciate her honesty in telling it like it is.

Susan on

The only time I read anything about this ding a ling, is when she is speaking, and something either inappropriate, or just plain stupid comes out. Kristin, try wearing a dress that fits your ample self, and you won’t have issues. Until then, keep it to yourself.

Crystal on

I love it, I love her. She makes me laugh!!!

em on

Should anyone in Hollywood ever udder a word about not being able to eat for a few hours when there are starving people in this country who can’t eat for days? I know it was an innocent remark, but people in Hollywood are so self-absorbed.

Kat on

Anyone that has tried to use a bathroom in a formal dress I’m sure can relate – especially when you get corseted in. Overshare, but Bethany peed in a bucket on her reality show, so not the first inventive potty break.

Kat on

Em, have you ever been hungry? It is a basic human feeling, so no need to mock indignation.

Ha! on

Thank you Kat! You said what I was thinking perfectly. Just because the average person experiences normal bouts of hunger and states it, doesn’t make them insensitive. Lighten up, Em.

guest on

Kristen – TMI. There are some things that are better left kept to yourself. We really didn’t need to know this, dear.

christy on

Em, if I ever have met you in person, then you complain you are hungry, I will say “think of Africa.” It’s a normal feeling for all of us to get hungry. so shut up.

whateveryousay on

she’s adorable

Kat on

I think I’d much prefer her entertaining – if slightly shocking – remarks than to listen to a boring story about the Oscars. Shows she is down-to-earth and even experiences what some might consider hunger or being uncomfortable. When I got married, I waited as long as possible before putting on my dress. I knew a normal “stall” wouldn’t be that easy to manage.

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Katrina on


wymom2003 on

For all who are “convinced that whenever this twit opens her mouth stupid falls out” or “wish Kristen Bell would stop talking”…why are you reading an article about her?!? You could avoid both her and her stupidity if you just place your right hand on your mouse, move the little arrow up to the red box with an “X” and click…and save everyone else your celebrity bashing.

boFAn on

I am completely baffled by the people who comment here. You’re reading a celebrity news magazine! Duh! You then criticize the celebrities for talking. It doesn’t matter what they say, someone will always think they are self-absorbed, too fat, too thin, too shallow, too rich, talking out-of-turn, whatever! It’s a celebrity magazine! It’s not Time, or Newsweek, or Life, or the like. If you don’t want to read what they say, then don’t read it!

jabba on

Crass and disgusting of her to admit this, have never liked her, WHY is she a celebrity? Pick a dress you can sit in and use the bathroom in, what an IDIOT.

dumbneasy on

Kristen Bell answered a question that has been on my mind for decades. You never thought the same thing? Besides, she used to be a McGyver type spy. She had a problem and found a way to use basic materials to do the job. Well Done!…
and funny, too!

CF on

Whatever happened to the dazzle of Hollywood? I don’t care about your bladder. I don’t care about your politics. Learn to act if you can; then, maybe you will be worthy of the “Red Carpet.” As a member of the society that pays you, I deserve talent that evidences some style and grace! I am exhausted by Hollywood wannabees I can’t take seriously.

thenitenurse on

I have to agree with Kristen. Designers don’t think about the practical like how easy would it be to go to the restroom. I had to hold a friend’s wedding dress up before a wedding while she did her business.

Pam on

There’s a celeb that shouldn’t be loaned dresses, lol!

Pam on

I remember having this same problem in my wedding dress.

Erika on

I love Kristen. She is amazing. People are just too mean these days and cannot make their mind up about what they want from people… Plus if you don’t like a person why are you reading an article about them??

Kathleen on

I think some people are just plain mean and I bet those of you who put down celebrities like Kirsten down wouldnt be able to hack it in the spotlight under the type of scrutiny she is under. I personally like it when celebrities show their personalities and share their stories, it reminds us they are just normal people like the rest of us. Thanks Kristen!

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