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Lake Bell: How Motherhood Changed Me

09/04/2015 at 07:45 PM ET

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Lake Bell‘s latest real-life role (mom!) is affecting her reel life, too.

In the new action-thriller No Escape, in theaters now, the actress plays a wife and mother fighting to keep her family alive when they’re targeted by rebels after relocating to Southeast Asia for work. And the star — who welcomed daughter Nova with husband Scott Campbell last October — says her maternal instinct came out on set when working with the young actresses who played her daughters.

“At the end of the day, we’re playing out these fake circumstances, but they are still inherently scary, so it was very easy to look at these beautiful, innocent, loving, wise, little faces and, knowing that they’re just sensitive little beings, feeling fiercely protective over them,” Bell, 36, tells PEOPLE.

“I did feel a responsibility to be a mama bear and to infuse any sort of love and support that I could to them.”

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Lake Bell Would ‘Stand in Front of a Bus’ to Save Daughter Nova’s Life

08/21/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

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Lake Bell is still fairly new to motherhood, but her maternal instincts have already kicked in.

“Before you have kids, you’re like, ‘I hope I don’t die on this plane or I hope I don’t die crossing the street,’ ” she told PEOPLE during a press junket for her upcoming thriller No Escape.

“It’s all me, me, me. ‘What do I want to eat? What do I want to do?’ But when you have a baby and you would just happily stand in front of a bus to save her, it’s a ferocious commitment to protecting your charge.”

The 36 year old and her husband, tattoo artist Scott Campbell, welcomed their first child, daughter Nova, in October. Bell, who plays a mom in No Escape, says motherhood will change how she’ll view the movie, which was filmed in Thailand.

“I don’t think I would have acted the movie differently, but I’ll watch it differently,” she explains. “It’s hard for me to watch because I have a daughter now.”

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Lake Bell Debuts Post-Baby Body Four Months After Welcoming Daughter

02/21/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

Looking at Million Dollar Arm star Lake Bell, you’d have no idea that she gave birth to a baby girl in October.

The actress attended the 8th Annual Women in Film pre-Oscar party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Hollywood on Friday and revealed her post-baby body in a stylish Max Mara dress.

“I think that when you have a little one, you spend a lot of energy just being a mother,” Bell, 35, told PEOPLE when asked how she got her figure back. “All the jobs that come with being a mom like breastfeeding, it’s been what’s going on the last couple months.”

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Lake Bell Welcomes a Daughter

10/25/2014 at 04:25 PM ET

Lake Bell Welcomes First Child
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Lake Bell‘s latest role is priceless: motherhood!

The Million Dollar Arm actress has welcomed her first child, a daughter, with husband Scott Campbell, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

No other details, including a birth date or baby girl’s name, are available.

Before her rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple were expecting a baby, Bell, 35, let her belly do all the talking when she stepped out for an event in April.

After months of keeping her news under wraps, Bell was more than ready to embrace her bump.

“I think you start to get overwhelmed. You can overthink it. I was just sick and tired of hiding it,” the mom-to-be told PEOPLE in May.

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Lake Bell: I Was ‘Tired of Hiding’ My Bump

05/01/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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Some stars announce their pregnancies via social media. And some share through their reps.

But Lake Bell did it the old fashioned way — The Million Dollar Arm actress, 35, simply stepped out during the Tribeca Film Festival with her growing bump on full display in a skintight Stella McCartney jumpsuit.

“I think you start to get overwhelmed,” Bell told PEOPLE at the Free Arts NYC Annual Art Auction Wednesday night. “You can overthink it. I was just sick and tired of hiding it.”

The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with husband Scott Campbell, opted for something less body-hugging for the evening.

She wore a bubble hemmed LBD paired with red, black and white snakeskin pumps and a silver metal perforated clutch.
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Lake Bell Expecting First Child

04/23/2014 at 11:00 PM ET

Lake Bell Pregnant Expecting First Child with Scott Campbell
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There’s a baby on the way for Lake Bell.

The Million Dollar Arm star, 35, and husband Scott Campbell are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The actress let her belly do the talking at Vanity Fair‘s Tribeca Film Festival party Wednesday night in New York City, where Bell stepped out with Campbell.

Clad in an burgundy Stella McCartney jumpsuit and showing off her bump, the actress posed for photos with her husband, a tattoo- and fine-artist, whom she met on the set of her former show How to Make It in America and wed last June.

The couple were married at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans after a yearlong engagement.

Bell next appears opposite Jon Hamm in Million Dollar Arm, opening May 16.

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