Lake Bell: The Celebuzz Interview

We count a phone call from Lake Bell over the Holiday break as a definite year-end treat.

You may know the brunette funny gal from her stint on Boston Legal, her big screen turns with her famous pals or perhaps a steamy photo shoot from April’s GQ?

“I’m wearing that right now,” the actress cracked about the skintight bikini she dons in the issue, “I’m wearing a black D&G bathing suit.”

Jokes come easy to the 29-year-old, who these days is more likely to be caught in elaborate vintage costume pieces than a leather loincloth.

“My mom is an incredibly stylish woman, my grandmom too. We figure out ways to find new flattering looks,” she says of her personal style, a mix of vintage items and labels like Lyn Devon and Rag & Bone.

She’s also got some pretty stylish girlfriends, like former costars Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria Parker.

“I was just at Eva’s house for game night,” Bell tells us of the bash held at Mr. and Mrs. Tony Parker’s pad, where guests go for three rounds of celebrity charades.

“One of the celebrities [to enact] was Eva Longoria, which is great because you can just point at her,” said Bell.

And if she was pressed to impersonate the Desperate Housewife?

“I’ll just romp around and stick my ass out and salsa or something,” she said.

Kidding aside, Bell’s heart does swell with solidarity for prominent females in comedy.

“I think that in general there’s a boys club out there, it feels like a tough clique to infiltrate. That said, with all of these amazing, powerful women like Tina Fey, I think that’s huge…I think it’s important for women to be supportive of each other,” said Bell.

Men still have their place however, just not all of them—the actress is done talking about her romance with Irish thesp Colin Farrel.

“You know what it is, genuinely–what about my other ex-boyfriends? I feel bad for them that they don’t get any play. Like Tom Fairhearst who I dated in college. I love him, I miss him. I’m sending him a Christmas hug,” Bell tells us.

We’ll be sure he gets it.

While 2009 will usher Bell’s debut as a writer (her script Not Our Class Dear is in currently in pre-production), she can currently be seen in Daily Show alum Rob Corddry’s “Children’s Hospital,” a web series for The WB.com.

“You can do absurd, naughty, wacky things,” Bell said of the new media venture, a Grey’s Anatomy-esque spoof of soupy Doctor dramas with a Kids ER as foil.

She even recruited pal Longoria Parker to appear on the final episode in a series of ten:



The entire series is currently available at The WB.