Lake Bell Topless on Esquire Cover in Sheer Tights

Celebrity News Apr. 15, 2014 AT 2:50PM
Lake Bell poses topless on the May 2014 issue of Esquire
Lake Bell posed topless for Esquire magazine. Credit: Derek Kettela

Looking good, Lake! 

Lake Bell posed topless for the May issue of Esquire, stunning in just a pair of footed black sheer tights. The actress, 35, is shown with her deep auburn hair cropped into blunt bangs and with her arms covering her breasts, offering a slight peek at sideboob.

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Bell was chosen as the star for the magazine's Next Big Thing Issue, with Esquire posing the question of whether she is "the most important actor/director/writer of her generation." Fans are sure to see more of the multi-hyphenate in the coming months as she is acting in three major films this year, including Million Dollar Arm with Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin, and Bill Paxton. She also recently directed episodes of the Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital, and wrote the acclaimed 2013 comedy In a World...

The funny woman, who earned her first acting credit in 2002 at the age of 23, spoke to Esquire about wanting to become an actor from a young age. "I was tirelessly motivated, because I felt very clear about what I wanted to do," she told the publication. "I didn’t fully understand what it meant to be an actor, but I knew it was someone who gets to play different characters, gets to pretend to be in different worlds, and gets to make people laugh or feel. I’m sure there was some sort of validation, where the attention is on me and I can make people laugh; that’s normal kid stuff. But then it started to gestate into something more complicated and exciting and very fulfilling."

Credit: Derek Kettela

She also touched on Million Dollar Arm, which she called "sweet" and promised will make audience members cry, and spoke about her marriage to tattoo artist Scott Campbell. "Marriage is traditionally old-school in many respects," she said. "It is highly antiquated, and, that being said, beautiful." 

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This is hardly the first time Bell has shown some skin on the cover of a magazine. She went fully nude for New York Magazine's Fall Fashion issue in 2013 with only a fake tattoo covering her most private bits. Pick up the May issue of Esquire, on newsstands April 22. 

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