Critics have liked Dax Shepard more after he tackled more serious materials such as Employee of the Month, Without a Paddle, The Freebie and NBC’s Parenthood. But the viewing public still sees him as the wacky comedian who can’t act.
He said that his most successful movie is Without a Paddle. He added that it has the most success compared to his other good movies. People didn’t see it because they hated it. But those who actually saw the movie love it. It doesn’t matter to him whether people like him for Without a Paddle or whether they like him for Parenthood.
His latest Hit and Run is set to open Wednesday. He star, written, and co-directed the movie. It features his real-life fiancée Kristen Bell as his on-screen girlfriend. It has intimate moments as well as comedy, such as a hotel room packed with naked elderly people.
Shepard said that he watched Twilight with Bell and they found it funny for 40 year old moms to scream “Take your shirt off, Lautner!” But if a father with his kid watch Kristen Stweart in Zathura and screamed “Take you shirt off,” the dad will end up in jail. He thinks it’s funny for ladies to be allowed to gawk over Lautner and it has become an inside joke between the two to tease Kristen whenever Lautner was around. Kristen will laugh at him or plays along.
He confessed to be a raging addict for 11 years and there are some things he finds funny during those year that would terrify his girlfriend. Coming from different backgrounds, it was scary for her to commit to a guy with his background. This is one of the issues that Hit and Run explored, while in a car chase. But he maintained that the argument they had in real life didn’t involve a moving car.