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Larry King NowAug 30 '17

Auteur and actor Lake Bell joins Larry to discuss directing her latest film, ‘I Do Until I Don’t,’ the joys of working both behind and in front of the camera, and collaborating with everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Nancy Meyers to Meryl Streep. Plus, Lake on a potential ‘How to Make it in America’ comeback.

Larry King sits down with actress turned writer/director Lake Bell, best known for HBO’s ‘How To Make It In America’ and the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ series. They discuss her path to motherhood, acting, writing, directing, and her advocacy for female filmmakers. Lake shares her belief that in order for her to give good direction, that she must be good at receiving direction herself. She also discusses her new film ‘I Do Until I Don’t’ a marriage based film. Lake recalls her previously jaded and cynical views on marriage due to her familial experiences. She talks about the experience and challenges of running a set while directing herself for the film, her second attempt after her first self-directed debut in the well received film ‘In A World’. When asked why she chose to set the film ‘I Do Until I Don’t’ in Vero Beach, Lake reveals her affection for Florida and reflects on her time there as a young teen. Larry asks about her evolution from actress, to closet writer, to director, and she gushes about working with Meryl Streep and Nancy Meyers on ‘It’s Complicated’. Lake also reveals her desire to direct a blockbuster film. Larry and Lake discuss the percentages of female directors in film, and Lake provides her ideas for solving the directorial gender gap in Hollywood. She also discusses her Jewish heritage, her heavily tattooed husband, and raising kids as a working mom. Lake finishes her interview with a game of ‘If You Only Knew’ with Larry, and answers twitter questions from fans.