Kristen Bell initially didn't want her children to be in showbiz.

The 43-year-old actress has daughters Lincoln, 11, and eight-year-od Delta with 'Armchair Expert' host Dax Shepard and admitted that she wasn't originally keen on them following in her footsteps until her husband made her look at the idea in a different way.

She told People: "You know it's interesting, when I first thought about it, I thought, ‘Oh, I don't want them to be actors. There's too much rejection. Then my husband said, ‘Wait, do you like your life? Do you have fun? Are you overpaid? Do you get to be creative every day?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘Why would you not want that for your kids?"

But the 'Frozen' star was keen to stress that for any parents whose children are hoping to become actors themselves to be mindful of the "rejection" that comes with the nature of the visit and to just keep working on their passion if it is what they truly want.

She said: "I'd have to think longer and harder about advice."

“I would just say, ‘There's a lot of rejection, but brush it off because if you're doing what you love, something will find you."

Kristen made her stage debut in a production of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' in New York and was rehearsing for it just as the events of 9/11 struck as she recalled that it was working with those people that encouraged her to move out to Hollywood where she met her husband.

She said: "We were in tech on September 11th and we were below 14th Street. So we had an extreme experience together where we kind of had to cradle each other. And this was the cast and crew, the people of my life that encouraged me to move to Los Angeles.

"And looking back, if I hadn't have had them… I never would've met my husband, which means I never would've had my kids. I never would've really touched any of the projects I touched out here. So I attribute so much of my life to this cast and crew and this loving environment that I experienced in New York."