CHIPS represents something of a burning passion project for Dax Shepard, who initially approached WB with a pitch that took the core concept of the ’70s TV show and slapped on a new lick of paint. The end result is a wildly over-the-top, laugh-out-loud funny, buddy cop movie in the vein of Lethal Weapon or Michael Bay’s Bad Boys, one in which Shepard is joined by Ant-Man‘s Michael Peña.
Together, they form the fiercest duo on the California Highway Patrol, one which spends their days catching criminals – or at the very least, trying to – and generally frolicking around on America’s sun-kissed West Coast. Rounding out the cast list for the hilarious, R-rated romp are Kristen Bell (Dax Shepard’s significant other), Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody, Jessica McNamee, Vida Guerra, Rene Moran and Kelly Richardson.
Recently, at the film’s press day in Los Angeles, we had the chance to sit down with Bell for an exclusive interview. During our discussion, the actress spoke about working with her real life husband (Shepard), why the bromance between the two main characters helps keep people invested in the action, Dax’s obsession with motorcycles and much, much more.
Hear what she had to say in the video up above and be sure to catch CHIPS as it’s now playing in theatres everywhere!