• Kristen Bell stars in NBC's 'The Good Place'. (NBC)Source: NBC
“It’s not the reason for the show and it’s not a thing that is harped on, it’s just who she is."
25 Jan 2019 - 4:39 PM  UPDATED 9 Oct 2019 - 6:14 PM

Fans of popular NBC series The Good Place are in a tizz after lead actress Kristen Bell confirmed that her character Eleanor Shellstrop is bisexual.

Bell made the comments while appearing on Conan O’Brien's talk show, confirming what many fans have long suspected.

“We’ve certainly alluded to it a lot of times, how attracted Eleanor is to Tahani, although I believe the consensus was, there’s not really a reason, it’s not a pivotal point in the story, to define each person’s sexuality," Bell said, referencing her character's ongoing attraction to Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil).

“It almost seems indulgent and not necessary to go into it. Why do we have to define what Eleanor is attracted to?"

She added: “Tahani is gorgeous, so she keeps mentioning it. Eleanor is kind of bi, and it’s fine with me!”

The Good Place co-star William Jackson Harper, who plays Chidi Anagonye, has previously addressed the bisexuality rumours.

“There’s a million different possibilities and one of the things I think the show does well, and [which I’m] really kind of into, is the fact that Eleanor is super bisexual and it’s not something that we just focus on," he told Metro last year.

“It’s not the reason for the show and it’s not a thing that is harped on, it’s just who she is."

He continued: “I think that’s great to not just completely focus on one aspect of a person’s character because it seems to be the most buzz-worthy thing in the show, or potentially buzz-worthy thing on the show. I think it’s great.”

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