Bell appears on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Esquire. She discusses her dreams of being an actor as a child in the interview.
I was tirelessly motivated, because I felt very clear about what I wanted to do. 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.