Dax Shepard Reveals How Therapy Has Helped His Marriage to Kristen Bell

Michael Peña plays another thoroughly unpleasant character after his turn in War on Everyone past year, making Ponch a sex-addicted compulsive masturbator, who is misogynistic and homophobic, and has shot his partner, but still manages to be employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Hollywood duo - who tied the knot in 2013, six years after meeting each other in 2007 - are now starring together in CHiPs, a revival of the iconic '70s TV series.

No one has dared to remake any of the great lone-hero series like The Rockford Files, Columbo, Cannon or Kojak (you can have your way with Magnum, PI, see if I care). "And so I have to be really, really mean to him, and it was hard because I do really ... he's so endearing, and I like him so much".

She added to People magazine: "We were fighting about the first year of our relationship because it's a power struggle, and we were fighting about the playlist, and I got so mad at him at one point that I refused to hold onto him".

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have couples therapy.

In the film, Bell plays the ex-wife of Shepard's pro-racer-turned-highway-cop Jon Baker. The rest of the cast features Kristen Bell, Ryan Hansen, Adam Brody, Jessica McNamee, Justin Chatwin, Maya Rudolph and Rosa Salazar.

Estrada calls this CHIPS "a nice cigar at the end of a long, long motorcycle ride".

"Our relationship parallels the characters in a way", Shepard says.

Dax Shepard and Michael Peña literally rolled on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

"I'm very candid. I wasn't enamored with two guys rubbing genitals in their faces and talking about CHIPS", Wilcox tells USA TODAY, calling it "low-brow humor".

"I think Hal Needham is obviously a spiritual adviser", Shepard tells amNewYork.

As a buddy cop comedy, so much of the film is reliant on the chemistry between the two leads.

"Shepard said going early was good for him and Bell - and praised therapists" ability to get to the heart of the problem. "But I am happy that I've achieved my goal; I made the movie I was trying to make". So one must wonder, how much was Shepard and how much was his stunt double?

That's too bad. Shepard is an agreeable actor, adept at playing the charming doofus we like because we know he's smarter than he seems.

  • Salvatore Jensen