Kristen Bell is opening up about her kids – and Jimmy Kimmel – about drug testing.
On visit Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, the mother of two revealed that she had told her children about trying mushrooms on their 40th birthday.
The Frozen actress, who shares 9-year-old Lincoln and 7-year-old Delta, with husband Dax Shepard, said that as parents, they are very honest with their children in everything.
“His dad is in recovery, so he’s honest about what alcohol does to your body, how it makes you feel funny and affects things,” Bell, 42, shared. “What are the drugs for your body and why are most drugs illegal and all that.”
But his decision to be honest ended badly.
“It changed a few weeks ago because my mother came to town, who is more cautious than me,” Bell, 55, told the TV presenter.
“Then I heard my daughter talking to her grandmother saying, ‘I am very happy [my parents] share all these things with me. So anyway, my mother really wanted to try mushrooms…”
Bell began to panic.
“I was like, ‘Uh-oooooooooooooooooooooooo-ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood again to tell that to my mom, for some reason.’
Bell previously talked about his story of experimenting with mushrooms on the new Dr. Priyanka Wali, Sean Hayes and Dr. Priyanka Wali, Hypochondriac.
The actor shared on the podcast that after reading the book of the author Michael Pollan Changing Your Attitudes in 2020, he was inspired to try a new way to fight his depression – psychoactive drugs.
Bell decided that he “really liked to make mushrooms.”
“I really wanted to try some psilocybin [the technical term for hallucinogenic mushrooms] and feel the kind of open doors, have a journey that was mine,” he explained.
The Food and Drug Administration is currently conducting trials to study the effects of psilocybin on people with severe depression, and has said that the results so far show that it is a “therapeutic success.”
The mother of two knew she needed to test them in a safe and comfortable environment, and husband Shepard, a drug addict, wanted to help.
“I’m lucky to be married to a former drug addict,” she said. “He didn’t just know where to find mushrooms … he found really good, high-quality, comfortable, comfortable and beautiful mushrooms. And then … he took care of me.”
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Shepard is now sober again after suffering a relapse into addiction to painkillers in September.
Bell said he decided to do it on his birthday last year, with Shepard, 46, by his side.
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“I said, ‘I really want to experience this. And I don’t want to, I’m not going to play with it, but I want to know what this feels like. And I want to talk while I’m doing it, and I want you to talk to me.’ And he took me for a walk around the neighborhood and it was lovely.”
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