In new British romcom Man Up, American actress Lake Bell plays Nancy, a woman who accidentally gatecrashes someone else’s blind date when Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for the woman he’s actually meant to be meeting under the clock at Waterloo station. The pair hit it off immediately, but will Nancy’s deception kill the chemistry once Jack discovers who she really is?
It’s a frank and funny film driven by Bell’s completely charming performance as Nancy, for which she adopts an English accent so convincing, even Renee Zellweger might get jealous. NME met up with the actress recently to discuss the film’s “refreshing take” on the classic romcom, her screen chemistry with Pegg and the memorable scene in which she performs a, well, “enthusiastic” dance routine to Duran Duran’s ‘The Reflex’.
Man Up opens in UK cinemas on May 29. Read the NME review here.