It has been two years given NBC’s hit play “Parenthood” ended, but it appears Dax Shepard still can’t shun his character, Crosby, as he also attempts to find time to change his career, family and two kids, all with a grin on his face.
Like his wife,, the 42-year-old actor is always on the move.
After spending a year essay and co-directing an charcterised reboot of “Scooby-Doo,” Shepard began filming the film “El Camino Christmas,” alongside Jessica Alba. The film is set to be expelled on Netflix Friday, Dec. 8.
“It’s a really offbeat kind of Coen brothers-esque Christmas movie,” Shepard told CBS News during an speak in New York City.
While holding a brief postponement to promote the new film, Shepard stopped by Charmin Restrooms in Times Square, which embody 14 singular bathrooms open to the open during the holiday season, to attend a “toilet paper slicing ceremony” as a orator for the brand. The pubic restrooms will be open until Dec. 24.
“There will be 500,000 people that come to Manhattan to go selling for Christmas, and all of those people will have to go at some point,” Shepard said.
Here’s what Shepard had to contend about his arriving Christmas film, parenthood (not the TV show) and his new partnership with Charmin.
First, I’d adore to speak a little about your new partnership with Charmin, and the “Christmas gift” you’re assisting them bring to Manhattan.
Yeah, we partnered up with Charmin to bring utterly a Christmas present to Manhattan, which is 14 gloriously allocated restrooms, any one with a opposite theme. If you’ve ever tried to find a good lavatory in Manhattan, it’s impossible. It’s utterly a munificent endeavor.
How much time do you spend here in New York? I’m certain you’re roving all the time, bouncing back and forth.
Yeah, we come to New York a lot. And we bring the kids, and the restroom hunt is compounded when you have two little kids, means little kids like to hold all inside a lavatory and unless you’ve brought a hazmat fit for them and rubber gloves, it can be kind of nerve-wracking to be in.
How do you change everything — between acting, essay directing and being a full-time father and husband [to Bell]?
We don’t. we haven’t seen the kids in a year and a half, nor has my wife [laughs]. You know, we’ve been really, really lucky. For whatever reason, she seems to get really bustling while we have a lull, then we get really bustling while she has a lull. It’s magically been operative flattering good for almost 5 years now. It’s a lot, but it’s manageable. But they’re always with us. One of us is customarily outnumbered.
Do you have any plans for the holidays?
We are holding a family highway outing from L.A. to Oregon for Christmas to see my mom — a good 20-hour drive with the kids in the car, means we’re insane at ourselves and we wish to retaliate ourselves.
What recommendation do you have for operative relatives like yourselves?
One thing that’s really helped is is we tend to divvy up opposite responsibilities. We’ll have friends who have a baby and they’ll both be up in the center of the night. We’re like, “Well, that creates no sense. One of you should be handling on eight hours of sleep.”
Your new film “El Camino Christmas” with Jessica Alba is coming out on Netflix Friday — tell us about it.
It’s set in a tiny limit town, revolving around a fire up at a wine store — very Christmasy. My impression has a mustache. That’s what we can tell you about my character. To my surprise, it was a flattering bushy, full mustache. we had reservations it wouldn’t be as full as we hoped, but it really came through, generally on the big screen.
You’re also essay and directing the new charcterised “Scooby-Doo” movie.
Yeah, we was operative on “Scooby Doo” for about a year. It was very fun to be operative with something that we had grown up watching. It was flattering surreal.
Have your kids watched any of your movies?
They’re too immature to watch my movies. They’ve seen “Frozen,” and they seem to be flattering changeable about it. They seem to be the only two kids that could caring reduction about “Frozen,” which we consider is wonderful. It’s not healthy for your kids to consider you’re cool. Your kids should really consider you’re a nerd. We’re substantially the only family in America who has been spared.
What other projects are you operative on that you’d like your fans to know about?
I’m essay a lot of opposite things for TV, pitching a lot of opposite things, environment up a automobile reality show, so I’m in the selling proviso right now.
This speak has been edited and condensed.