It’s always fun to find someone who loves the same thing as you. For as many people as we know who do love sloths, a lot of our friends seem to think it’s a strange obsession. So, it’s nice to find out some famous people also are fanatical for our favorite furry forest-dwellers!
Which celebrities love sloths? While we are sure the list could be longer, we have two very special people to discuss who have made their love of sloths very public: Kristen Bell and Anderson Cooper.
Kristen Bell’s obsession with sloths
If you aren’t familiar with Kristen Bell, she is a multi-talented celebrity most known as an actress, especially who roles as the title character in the teen show Veronica Mars. If you are a parent, you probably know her voice, both speaking and singing the Disney films of the Frozen franchise. Also, if you watched the film Zootopia, she played the character Priscilla, a sloth! And she was very excited for that opportunity.
If you pay attention to this post from her Instagram, you’ll see she has a sloth spatula (a slothtula?) with the cute phrase of “slow cooker”. This is just one of many public displays of affection for sloths. Kristen may in fact be the most famous sloth fan out there.
Her obsession came to light in 2012 in an interview with Ellen Degeneres. That interview brought up the subject of Kristen’s 31st birthday, when her partner Dax Sheppard surprised her with an encounter with a sloth. Before she even saw the animal she somehow knew what was happening and stated a now famous quote
“A sloth is near.”
Kristen’s love for sloth is so great that she was completely overtaken by emotion. Luckily for us Dax recorded her reaction and the video was shared on The Ellen Show. We have that video in our collection. You can view it here.
Kristen’s sloth obsession has given us even more great sloth content. First of all is her scene as Priscilla in Zootopia:
And also on an episode of her show Momsplaining she had another sloth interaction:
Another famous public figure whose love for sloths is no secret is CNN news commentator Anderson Cooper. Here is what he has said:
"I'm obsessed with sloths. I, for a long time, wanted a sloth for a pet, even though they should not be pets because they're wild animals and it's not good for them, so I didn't do it. But I'm always on the lookout for a good sloth video."
He’s right about having sloths as pets. (You can read about that in our article.)
While Anderson likes to find new videos of sloths (we have those too, by the way) he has co-starred with sloths in a few of his own viral videos: