Why Dax Shepard Can’t Stand Watching Movies With Kristen Bell

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are a true Hollywood “it” couple. The two of them have been together since 2007 and are parents to two children.

Even though they definitely seem to be a great, loving couple, Dax Shepard has admitted that there is something that often annoys him about Kristen Bell whenever they watch movies together.

Read on to find out what exactly Kristen Bell does and why Dax Shepard can’t stand watching with her.

Kristen Bell has a weird thing she does while watching movies

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

On Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast in February 2018, he interviewed Kristen Bell as a special guest for one episode. Here, it was revealed that Kristen Bell really likes to mimic the people she sees on the small and big screens.

“When we watch a movie, Kristen whispers every line to herself as we watch the movie,” Shepard told the listeners.

“I can’t stop it,” Bell said. “If I hear [a line], I have to figure out how it can come out of my mouth… I gotta see if I can do it.”

Recently, on an episode of the YouTube series Hot Wings, Bell talked more about this strange habit of hers. She shared that there are certain things that trigger the behavior.

“When I hear something that sounds funny in my ear — which, unfortunately, is usually other people’s accents — I have to say it,” Bell said. “So it makes it miserable to watch Game of Thrones or Peaky Blinders next to me.”

As Bell told Shepard on his podcast, this habit of mimicking other people started when she was a kid. It was also a reason why she got into acting.

What is Shepard and Bell’s marriage like?

Despite the fact that Shepard might not enjoy watching TV shows and movies with Bell that much, their marriage has not suffered because of it.

The couple has been together for 12 years, so they clearly have a strong foundation and do not let small annoyances get in the way of their relationship.

However, Shepard and Bell have admitted that things are not always as easy as they may look on the surface. The two of them put in a lot of effort to make their marriage work every single day.

“All these movies from the ’80s taught us that it’s love at first sight, and it is supposed to be easy and [that] all you have to do is find that person,” Bell told People. “It took me a while to realize, “Oh, that was such a lie,’ because things that you work really, really, really hard for always yield the best results.”

How exactly do Shepard and Bell work out issues between them?

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have also been very open about the fact that they attend couples therapy to get through any difficult situations between them. They encourage other couples to do it as well, especially early on in a relationship.

“It’s a great way to prevent terrible patterns from starting, as opposed to doing it way late and trying to unravel terrible patterns,” Dax Shepard once said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. He even shared that he tried therapy in a previous relationship, but at that point, therapy failed because it had been many years into a relationship.

And despite the negative connotation associated with therapy, Kristen Bell compared it to seeing consulting an expert as you would for anything else in your life. “You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don’t figure out how to cook without reading a recipe,” she said. “Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about,”