Your New Favorite Movie Star
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lake Bell is an accent aficionado. She can blow through one dialect after the next with aplomb: French, Italian, Cockney, Russian "Star Wars," Valley Girl, flight attendant. The talent, which originated during Bell's childhood and was bolstered by the New York native's time living in France and attending college in London, is on full display in her new movie "In A World ..." The story of a misguided voice-over actress, "World" marks the first feature film Bell has directed, written and produced. Oh, and she stars in it, too.
The multi-layered experience made for an "active" one, Bell says. She was able to take her spot in the director's chair by hiring a stand-in to rehearse scenes as her character, Carol Solomon, while Bell supervised. The venture found the 34-year-old commanding many of her pals, including Rob Corddry, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Nick Offerman, Fred Melamed and Eva Longoria -- some of whom are speed-dial entries on her iPhone. She even "cashed in so
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