Kristen: (on how Veronica Mars has made her more astute) I read The DaVinci Code, loved it, but by page 200 you knew who it was. You know why? . . . There were not enough characters in that book. And I only use that example because I was thinking like Veronica thinks. I thought, okay, how many characters are there? And there were only like four or five characters they had introduced, and I went through all of them and I figured it out by page 200.