Kristen Bell Didn’t Originally Want Her Daughters to Be Actors: ‘Too Much Rejection’ (Exclusive)

The actress and husband Dax Shepard share two daughters — Lincoln, 11, and Delta, 8

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Kristen Bell wasn't initially a fan of her kids following her into the industry.

On Thursday, May 30, the proud mom, 43, spoke to PEOPLE at the opening night of Reefer Madness: The Musical at The Whitley in Los Angeles.

When asked how she would feel if her daughters — Lincoln, 11, and Delta, 8, whom she shares with husband Dax Shepard, 49 — followed in their mom’s footsteps, Bell shares that it was Shepard who influenced her to keep an open mind.

“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,’ the Frozen star tells PEOPLE.

“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?’"

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When it comes to the advice Bell would give her kids if they do become actors, she says, “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,'” adds Bell.

Elsewhere in the interview, Bell shares with PEOPLE that performing in the classic musical 24 years ago led to the start of her family.

“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,” Bell says. “And this was the cast and crew, the people of my life that encouraged me to move to Los Angeles.”

The Reefer Madness: The Musical producer continues, “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.”

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Earlier this month, Bell spoke with PEOPLE about her PLEZi Nutrition partnership, where the mom of two said it's important for her and Shepard to model healthy behavior for their kids in all regards.

"We always make up in front of them if anyone gets snarky or frustrated or fights, which we all do."

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She explained, "We do not have the makeup, our conflict resolution, be behind closed doors. Even if at dinner, let's say, one of us is frustrated and is a little snarky and then we go to bed. We'll apologize to each other the next morning."

"Then we will apologize and make amends to each other in front of the kids so that they can see how conflict resolution actually happens," Bell shared.

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