But to hear Bell tell it, fans should be thanking her daughters, Lincoln, 6, and Delta, 4, for inspiring her to play Veronica again.
"I'm here a lot of hours, which means, logistically, I’m away from my kids more hours," Bell told Access, on Friday on the set of the revival. "I'm missing four or five bedtimes a week. And when I decided to take on (this role), I was like, 'You know what, now that I went back and reread the scripts and watched the show, I want my girls to have this character in their life.'"
Bell, 38, who shares Lincoln and Delta with hubby Dax Shepard, 44, added, "I made the choice as a mom, now — which was really hard — to go, 'I'm gonna miss a couple bedtimes for a couple months, because I want this character to exist in the world.' I want her to be a zeitgeist. I want girls to reference her, I want girls to feel like her."
"Veronica Mars" aired from 2004 to 2006 on UPN and from 2006 to 2007 on the CW, and told the story of young Veronica, a student who attends high school and then college while moonlighting as a private investigator at her dad's detective agency.
Fans of the show — called Marshmallows — got their first glimpse of a slightly older Veronica in the 2014 "Veronica Mars" full-length feature.
Last September, Bell announced Hulu's plans to air a new eight-episode revival this summer.
“Attention all Marshmallows: BREAKING NEWS!!!!!” she wrote on Instagram at the time. "We are OFFICIALLY back in business!!!"
In her post, the "Good Place" star described Veronica as "a superhero without a cape."
"I think she's exactly what the world needs right now," she wrote.
The "Veronica Mars" revival premieres on Hulu on July 26.