Some dreams die hard. Kristen Bell opened up at this week's L.A. premiere for her new feature 'You Again,' (co-starring Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White) all about the 2004-'07 television role that made her a star -- and just how badly she wants to revive her beloved Veronica Mars character on the big screen.

While she insists that she "absolutely would" pony up the funds to get the project rolling, she says her hands are tied because Warner Bros. studio owns the rights to the UPN teen detective series (which moved to The CW for its last season).

"My duty, because I wanted this movie made from the minute our show got canceled, is to (A) do it before I'm 40, and (B) to prove to Warner Bros. that there is an audience," she told The Hollywood Reporter.