Kristen Bell just slapped a red carpet reporter after he called her ‘baby’.

Did Kristen Bell really just slap a rude reporter during the red carpet premiere of The Boss?

Video footage currently circulating on the interwebs of the attack suggests that yes, she actually did.

Kevin Donnelly, a reporter from The Fix, pushed the microphone into Bell’s and said “you’re the boss … who’s the boss in this? I don’t really care…” in a slurred manner.

Kristen Bell has a meltdown… over a sloth. (Post continues after video.)

Video via TheEllenShow

Bell was then grabbed by Donnelly who continued to say “whoa, baby, baby, wait…”. Which is fair enough, because if you call a woman “baby” that will always go down well.

To cut an awkward story short, his comments resulted in a big old slap across the face. 

He then proceeded to stumble over the barricade, much to the disgust of Bell.

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The words “oh my God!” can be heard from the crowd.

Oh my God, indeed.

Kristen is a bit of a joker. (Image via Getty images.) 

However, the authenticity of the video footage is now being questioned.

A simple Google search has revealed that "Kevin Donnelly" has never actually written anything for The Fix.

In fact "Kevin Donnelly" is really an actor/comedian named Brian Unger.

So, unless Unger has decided to forge a path in entertainment journalism, this one's a doozy.

Bell is one of Hollywood's nicer faces, who is known to always play along with joke.

This red carpet joke certainly seems like something Bell would involve herself in. Otherwise, a very awkward red carpet moment has just taken place.

What do you think? Was this interaction for real or just a bit of fun?

See the full video here: 

Video via Just Jared

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