Lake Bell provides some of the sexual tension in HBO’s series “How to Make it in America.” The 32-year-old actress is topless in a scene from the current episode, which tracks the lives of two New Yorkers trying to make it in fashion.
The show is executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss and Julian Farino, the crew who created the highly successful HBO series “Entourage.”
“Made in America” is supposed to be and “Entourage”-like show set in New York’s glitzy fashion industry. But after its debut season last year, it received mixed reviews from critics.
The series charts Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and friend Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk). The new season premiered on Oct. 2, and Sunday was the show’s second episode.
Bell plays Rachel Chapman, who is Ben’s on-again, off-again girlfriend.
While trying to find herself, she works as an interior designer, after stints in Africa and as a journalist.
Bell’s acting credentials include the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London, a highly regarded acting school.
She’s held her own against high-powered talent, including Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep and Steve Martin in 2009’s “It’s Complicated.”
But she brings a different talent to the Sunday’s episode, entitle, “Money, Power, Private School.”
At the end of Season One, Ben and Rachel were off-again. And, this season started with them playing cat-and-mouse over whether they would get back together.
After an awkward encounter with Ben, Rachel decides to visit her East Village weed dealer Domingo (Kid Cudi) and before long they end up in bed.
Dom ends up with serious hots for her, although Rachel may not feel the same.
In any event, the scene shows Lake at her sexiest.