Lake Bell, co-creator and star of the new ABC sitcom Bless This Mess, on going all in with tattoos, the joy of driving in New York City, and why she loves her therapist.
In Bless This Mess, you and Dax Shepard play newlywed yuppies who trade New York City for a farm in Nebraska. Where’d that idea come from?
I live in L.A. and grew up in Manhattan, and I liked the idea of taking people with a coastal, somewhat annoying New Age lifestyle and depositing them into a wholesome, Midwestern small town. It’s in the zeitgeist now, where people—at least the ones I follow on Instagram—are like Brooklynites who move to a goat farm.
Why do you think that’s a thing now?
It’s a sign of our times. We are so plugged in, everything’s so at our fingertips, but we’ve forgotten how to actually use our fingers, … Read the rest