Lake Bell

Having children is not for everyone, but I think it's a beautiful lesson in it not being all about me anymore. It's a relief, in a way. It's like, this is her story now, and I'm her mom. It's a nice shift.Lake Bell

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You can't live in a dialect without tremendous work. Like any muscle, accents and voices and languages are all formed out of the muscles that we have in our mouths and faces and tongues.Lake Bell

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I have this necklace I always wear. I collect pendants from people I love; my best friends and members of my family have all given me one, and I put them on this chain so no matter where I am they're always with me.Lake Bell

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The finest lesson I've learned with age is that all I need is a small team of comrades who inspire me, try not to judge me, and remind me when I'm judging myself.Lake Bell

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I like my body, I like to have fun with what I put on, but I also want to remain classic. So I guess my signature is sexy and eclectic but classic.Lake Bell

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You have to keep hobbies in L.A. Otherwise, it's sad.Lake Bell

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I love fashion. I always have. When I was a kid, I was in almost full-on costumes when I went to school, and I've retained a bit of that in my adulthood.Lake Bell

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There are a lot of funny people and a lot of unfunny people. Some of them are women and some of them are dudes.Lake Bell

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I find the female tragedy of insecurity to be hilarious. We get obsessed over issues like the tiny skin tags on our backs or that we're fat. You read one line in a magazine and it sends you into a tailspin.Lake Bell

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Actually, in my own life I think I probably feign neuroses to be more interesting than I am.Lake Bell

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I think coming to work and being absurd and neurotic and thoughtful at the same time is far more interesting.Lake Bell

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I'm vegan on home base, but when I travel to other countries, I throw it all into the garbage.Lake Bell

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I am lactose intolerant, and I always thought it was really funny how people who are lactose intolerant continue to eat dairy, because they like it so much. And I find it not acceptable.Lake Bell

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But I'd say 'How to Make It in America' is the most accurate depiction of the New York hipster community on television for sure.Lake Bell

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Filmmaking is a huge privilege; it's not brain surgery. It's art, and art is supposed to be an enjoyable process, and it is an enjoyable experience for me.Lake Bell

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My dad's a Jew, and my mom's a WASP, so that should pretty much say it all. It was a comically dysfunctional family.Lake Bell

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I did accents and funny voices for the family when I was growing up.Lake Bell

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The two things that hit you when you meet someone are, first, how they're visually put together and then, what they tell you with the tone of their voice - whether or not they're to be taken seriously.Lake Bell

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When you write and direct your own film, you basically know exactly what you want. Or you hope to. For the studio, it actually can make life a little easier, because if you have a bunch of questions, they only need to call one person.Lake Bell

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When you have a little one, you realize that your only mission in life is to protect this helpless, very sensitive creature. That is your charge. That's primal. I relate to that deeply.Lake Bell

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My happy place is holding my daughter and my husband in the same hug. It really is. I'm getting emotional just thinking about it. I consider it such a privilege, and I know that I'm lucky. I never want to take it for granted.Lake Bell

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I'm super and very openly obsessed with voice-over. 'In a World...' was my love letter to the industry of voice-over. And in a way, I sometimes think of it as a 93-minute audition to the voice-over industry to say, 'Hey. Consider me!'Lake Bell

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I am somebody who is constantly hungry to nibble on something.Lake Bell

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I was a commercial girl. In drama school, I was a mediocre model occasionally to pick up some extra cash, and because clearly I'm not six feet tall, and I had baby weight, I would mainly just would do promotional stuff.Lake Bell

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I certainly felt like my life had been enriched and had also changed forever when I took 'In A World...' to Sundance.Lake Bell

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My brother and I had many games. We were inseparable. We had a little team going on between us. We had even a language that was kind of like pig latin. So we'd speak in the language. It's called Op.Lake Bell

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I collect handkerchiefs. I know that's sort of old-timey, but my mom started the collection for me, and now I have a bunch. Basically, I have a myriad of beautiful handkerchiefs, and I carry them like a grandmother in my purse. And I opt for hankies in any situation.Lake Bell

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I consider myself a good layman's cook. Ninety percent of the time, I'm successful with what I set out to make, and I can improvise. Yes, I own a mandoline. Yes, we have a Vitamix.Lake Bell

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At the end of the week, my husband and I do a leftovers dinner, where we have to use whatever's in the fridge. It's sort of a game.Lake Bell

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When I was pregnant, I was like, 'I'm pregnant, so I'm allowed to eat everything: bagels with cream cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I can have pizza for dessert.'Lake Bell

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