Lake Bell

  • Aired:  08/07/13
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Director, writer and actor Lake Bell warns of a sexy baby voice pandemic and discusses her film, "In a World..." (6:03)

>> John: WELCOME BACK, MY

GUEST TONIGHT AN ACTOR WHO

WROTE, DIRECTED AND STARRED IN

HER NEW FILM CALLED "IN A

WORLD."

>> WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE GYM.

>> WHO DID?

YOU DID.

THEY WANT YOUR VOICE ON THE

TRAILER, CAROL.

>> BUT I'M A TECH.

>> YEAH, I KNOW.

THE STUDIO SAID THEY FEEL IT'S A

MODERN QUIRKY CHOICE.

>> A WHAT?

>> AND THAT YOU'RE PERFECT FOR

THE GENRE.

>> A ROMANTIC COMEDY IS A GENRE

NOW?

>> WHO CARES.

YOU JUST TOOK A HUGE JOB.

>> I DID.

>> I SAY NEXT UP, LEMON DROP

SHOTS ON ME.

>> ARE YOU EXCITED OR TRYING TO

FART?

>> John: PLEASE WELCOME LAKE

BELL.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

FIRST OFF, ON A SIDE NOTE,

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IS

FANTASTIC.

>> OH, OKAY.

>> Jon: IT IS SO GOOD.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: SECONDLY,

CONGRATULATIONS.

THIS MOVIE IS ALSO GREAT.

>> THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

>> John: IT IS QUITE TOUCHING

AND IT IS SLIGHTLY RIDICULOUS.

EVERYTHING YOU LOOK FOR IN A

MOVIE.

>> YES, THAT IS IT.

>> John: EVERYTHING YOU NEED

IN ONE MOVIE.

>> THAT'S ALL YOU NEED.

>> John: YOU WROTE, DIRECTED

AND STARRED IN IT.

I HAVE WATCHED SOME OF THE

INTERVIEWS AND PEOPLE SEEM

INHERENTLY SURPRISED.

WHAT THEY SAY THAT TO YOU, THERE

IS A HIGH TONE OF VOICE.

IS IT THAT SURPRISING?

YOU ARE TALENTED.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO THOSE THREE

THINGS.

DON'T INHERIT MISOGYNY-- OH, YOU

DID THREE THINGS AND YOU DID

THEM WELL.

>> I HAD A REPORTER ACTUALLY SAY

TO ME RIGHT BEFORE I WAS SITTING

DOWN, I WAS GETTING READY TO GO

TO A SCREENING AND A Q & A, AND

I WANTED TO TALK TO THE

PRODUCTIONIST TO MAKE SURE THE

LEVELS WERE RIGHT AND THAT IT

WAS GOING TO PLAY AT THE RIGHT

SOUND.

I SAID, "HEY, I WAS WONDERING IF

YOU COULD PLAY IT AT DOLBY 7."

>> AND THE REPORTER SAID, "LOOK

AT YOU.

IT'S LIKE YOU'RE A REAL

DIRECTOR.

>> John: ( BLEEP ) YOU.

>> I'M NOT KIDDING.

>> John: ( BLEEP ).

>> I'M NOT KIDDING.

WE'RE ABOUT TO SIT DOWN AND TALK

ABOUT MY MOVIE.

BUDDY, THROW ME A BONE.

>> John: THE OTHER GREAT THING

ABOUT IT-- YOU WON A

SCREENWRITING AWARD.

>> THAT'S RIGHT

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> John: DO YOU GET A STATUE

OF A GOLDEN ROBERT REDFORD FOR

THAT?

WHAT DO THEY GIVE YOU?

>> THAT WOULD BE SO GOOD!

THAT COULD BE GOOD MORE THE

MANTLE.

IT'S MORE OF A GLASS IT'S SO

EMBARRASSING BECAUSE I DID KEEP

WAITING FOR IT.

OF COURSE, AWARDS MEAN NOTHING

AND WE SHOULDN'T CARE ABOUT

THEM, BUT I WAS REALLY JAZZED.

I WAS EXCITED.

>> John: ALSO THIS MOVIE

TACKLES SOMETHING WHICH IS BOTH

A FUNNY PROBLEM AND ACTUAL

PROBLEM, AND THAT IS THE

EXISTENCE OF THE SEXY BABY

VOICE.

>> YES, OH, YES.

IT IS SWEEPING OUR NATION.

OUR YOUNG WOMEN.

YOU KNOW THE SEXY BABY... WHICH

WE'RE ALL AWAY OF.

IT EXISTS.

>> John: I FIND THAT TROUBLING

IN TWO WAYS.

ONE, I FIND IT TROUBLING THAT

WOMEN THINK MEN ARE ATTRACTED TO

SEXY BABY VOICES AND I'M EVEN

MORE TROUBLED IF THEY ACTUALLY

ARE.

"YEAH, SEXY BABY.

WAIT.

WHAT DID I JUST SAY?"

>> WELL, THERE'S NOTHING SEXY

ABOUT A BABY, OBVIOUSLY, I

THOUGHT-- LOOK, KEEP IT TO

YOURSELF.

I REALLY-- YEAH, I THOUGHT IT

WAS AN INTERESTING SORT OF VIRUS

THAT WAS SWEEPING THE NATION,

AND I SAY IT WITH GREAT RESPECT

BECAUSE I AM A WOMAN, AND I HAVE

YOUNGER SISTERS AND I AM GLAD

THAT THEY HAVE A NICE VOICE AND

THAT IT'S A REAL VOICE.

IT'S NOT THAT IT'S A BAD VOICE.

IT'S A DIALECT PEOPLE ARE

PUTTING ON.

>> John: IT'S A FAKE SEXY BABY.

NATURAL SEXY BABY I HAVE NO

PROBLEM WITH.

LET ME TAKE THAT SENTENCE

IMMEDIATELY BACK AND SWALLOW IT.

FAKE SEXY BABY, NO ONE WANTS

THAT.

>> NO ONE NEEDS IT.

>> Jon: YOU TRAINED IN

LONDON.

>> I DID.

>> Jon: THE ARTS.

>> I REALLY GOT INTO IT, YES.

>> Jon: WHEN PEOPLE HEAR

"LONDON," THEY THINK OF A

GLAMOROUS MOVIE.

THEY DON'T THINK OF WHERE YOU

ACTUALLY WERE.

( LAUGHTER )

WHICH--

>> AND BEING ENGLISH.

>> John: THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S

RIGHT.

I'VE LOST IT.

I'VE BEEN AWAY TOO LONG.

OH, ( BLEEP ).

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO ME!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

YEAH, YOU WERE IN BEDFORD.

>> I WAS IN BEDFORD GLIEWN

THAT'S PRETTY GOOD!

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW GOOD

THAT IS.

>> I LIKE THE VALIDATIONS.

YEAH, I LIVED ABOVE A CHIP SHOP.

I THINK I NEED A MODICUM OF

CREDIT FOR THAT.

>> John: THAT'S ALMOST

OFFENSIVE, THOUGH.

YOU LIVING ABOVE A CHIP SHOP IS

LIKE ME MOVING INSIDE A HOT DOG

STAND.

YEAH, THIS IS WHERE YOU PEOPLE

LIVE, ISN'T IT?

THIS IS WHAT YOU DO.

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF SOUTHEAST

LONDON?

>> I ACTUALLY LOVED IT.

THAT WAS MY FAVORITE ACCENT

BECAUSE I FELT IT WAS THE MOST

REAL.

I REMEMBER--

>> John: LIKE TALKING FROM THE

17th CENTURY.

>> BUT IT HAS A GREAT ATTITUDE,

AND I'M FROM NEW YORK SO I'M

KIND OF-- I FELT MORE

COMFORTABLE IN THAT SPACE.

I MEAN, I AM FROM THE UPPER EAST

SIDE SO IT DOESN'T REALLY WORK.

IT'S NOT HARD AS NAILS UP

THERE, BUT YOU KNOW.

>> John: AS A SOUTHEAST

LONDONER LET ME SAY THE MOVIE IS

WICKED, MATE.

YOU GOT TO CHECK OUT THIS FLICK,

MATE.

>> GO AND SEE IT.

>> John: THIS FILM IS-- "IN A

WORLD" PREMIERES ON FRIDAY.

LAKE BELL!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

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