Kristen Bell never hides her affection for sloths, and she brings proof of how deeply she cares for the slow, three-toed creature to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". On Tuesday, January 31, the former "Veronica Mars" star revealed that she went to having a meltdown at the prospect of meeting one on her 31st birthday, and shared the footage.
Before the footage was played, the actress recalled the time she sensed her fiance Dax Shepard was going to surprise her with a sloth as birthday present. She said, "I had no context for knowing what it was, but I grabbed the dogs and walk into the back room of the house and I was immediately overcome and I thought, 'There's a sloth near.' "
"And I didn't know how to process that because my entire life had been waiting for this moment, where I would get to interact with a sloth," she told host Ellen DeGeneres. "I start to have a full-fledged panic attack. I don't know how to compete with all this emotion, so I just kind of crawl up on the bed and I'm crying so hard." That's when Shepard came into the room with camera in hand.
In the home video taped by Shepard, Bell can be seen crying so hard that she could barely speak when her fiance comes into the room to surprise her. After learning that the sloth was staying for the day, the Jeannie Van Der Hooven of "House of Lies" asks the "Parenthood" star, "He's coming for the party?"
After the footage was shown, Bell came close to break down in tears once again as DeGeneres suggested that there is a sloth waiting backstage.