Bell told Ellen DeGeneres Monday that an unexpected C-section meant she needed to have an epidural: “As someone who has never experimented with drugs, I really enjoyed it,” she joked. “While they were doing it, I was thinking, ‘What else could we get done down there?’ … Anything to keep the epidural flowing.”
But flow it did not, and Bell said she started “scratching her face … like a meth addict” when the medicine began to exit her system.
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A nurse gave Bell, 34, some Benadryl to ease the transition back to sobriety, and the House of Lies star said the “cocktail” had some mind-altering effects: “Do you know what looks really good when you’re on that stuff? Hand bags. Or throw pillows or rugs. I was just like, ‘Internet shopping, woo!’ “
She continued, “Thank God I didn’t remember my credit card number. So nothing bad happened, but … honestly, a picture of a throw pillow was as mind-blowing as seeing The Matrix for the first time. That’s how I felt.”
Luckily, the story has a less wacky coda, noted Bell: “I’m happy to say I’m stone-cold sober today.”
“We don’t want to be outnumbered,” she explained. “We’re gonna cap it at two.”
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