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Lake Bell: I’d die for my daughter

Published 21/08/2015

Lake Bell
Lake Bell

Lake Bell’s priorities have completely changed since becoming a mother to daughter Nova, and she has “welcomed” the shift in her outlook.

The 36-year-old actress welcomed daughter Nova, her first child with husband Scott Campbell, last October.

Prior to becoming a parent, Lake was unaware of just how much her priorities would change once she was responsible for another life.

“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.

“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.

“Having children is not for everyone, but I think it’s a beautiful lesson in it not being all about me anymore. It’s a relief in a way. It’s like, this is her story now and I’m her mum. It’s a nice shift. And especially with what we do, I welcome it.”

Lake was talking about her daughter as she promoted new movie No Escape, in which she plays a mother trying to protect her children as they attempt to escape from a war torn country.

And Lake admits that having Nova in her life will undoubtedly make it harder for her to watch the film.

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

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