Imagine reporting in a culture that speaks a language your listeners don’t understand, and covering issues your listeners don’t totally care about - all in a country that doesn’t even want you there in the first place.

From Bullseye with Jesse Thorn from NPR:

Voiceover is everywhere. On commercials, describing the tight curves in a sports car; in movie theaters, reminding you to turn off your cell phone and end your conversation. Those voices are booming and confident. But they’re not often female.

Lake Bell found these disembodied voices intriguing. She wrote, directed and stars in the new comedy In a World… The movie is about an an aspiring female voice over artist, her power struggles in the industry and within her own family, and the pursuit of change.

Lake talks to us about her favorite accents, her work on the ensemble comedy Childrens Hospital, and handling the transition from actor to director.

In a World… is in theaters now. You can also see Lake as part of the ensemble of [adult swim]’s Childrens Hospital, which airs Thursdays at midnight on the Cartoon Network.

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