The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Kristen Bell on Dax Shepard, Pandemic Depression and Raising Anti-racist Children

  • She is the breadwinner in her marriage to Dax Shepard, and has no desire to coddle him about it. They also schedule sex and don't have a prenup.

  • She encouraged her kids to share their feelings but would remind them, "we have the luckiest life you have ever heard of. You have a swimming pool in your backyard."

  • Her mental health spiraled during the pandemic (she has experienced anxiety and depression since eighteen), resulting in her sobbing in bed until her husband confronted her. "Hey, real quick, are you helping anyone right now by sitting and crying in your bed, or are you just being self-indulgent? Either get up and donate money or donate your time or do something to help, or take that story in, give it some love, and come out here and be a good mom and a good wife and a good friend and live your life in honor of the suffering that happens in the world.’” Bell had an understandable response: “‘How dare you?’ But also, ‘You’re right.’”

  • She relied on pilates and CBD for coping, as well as knitting and puzzling. She also took a break from her "pod," which includes her Veronica Mars costar Ryan Hansen.

  • Speaking of Veronica Mars, she stands by the controversial reboot ending of killing off Veronica's longtime love Logan.
    "There’s only so long you can play out a love affair…and let me tell you, people were angry that we killed Logan. I’m still proud of the way that we did it. I thought we matured it. Same thing with Frozen II." Veronica Mars was not renewed for a season five.

  • After Dax's relapse on painkillers, he bought some drug tests and gives Kristen permission to test him whenever she wanted. When asked about smoking weed around Dax, she praises Shepard: “He’s just good at trying, and that’s all you can ask of anyone."

  • Bell and Shepard are united in a mission to raise socially conscious, antiracist kids in the privileged bubble of Hollywood. They've renamed hangman as fullman in their house to avoid lynching comparisons.

  • She feels lucky about not experiencing negativity in Hollywood and is happy people have found joy in her products during the pandemic.

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"You have a swimming pool in your backyard." Surprised it's in the back, tbh, and not out front where everybody can watch. That's more privacy than I'm used to them granting their children.
They remind me of that couple everyone in their 40s know who overshare, fight constantly, and should divorce (but won't) and the only reason why you're still friends is that you went to school with one of them and still have a feeling of loyalty.

It's also ironic that they are teaching their children to be anti-racist when they went out of their way to kick everyone out of that building they bought to make minimum upgrades to rent for twice the amount. Fuck them.
Look you can tell they hate each other. Expecting divorce news soon tbh
nah they were in it till the bitter end or at least their kids are grown and out of the house.
Lol maybe she should stop trying to convince herself that her wealth and whiteness makes her the luckiest person in the world. A pool in the backyard!!? My god! Her kids will probably have such a savior complex.
lmao jesus christ. I hate them both though Dax is obviously worse

they really are the peak example of prioritizing "openness" and "honesty" but really just meaning they get to be messy and disclose information to manipulate each other and their relationship
Also I have to say whenever I'm feeling down on myself for being single, I remember that it could be worse! I could be in a marriage like theirs.
That actually really resonated with me. I'm gonna have to remember this comment in trying times.
As someone who has been in many bad relationships and just got out of one, it is truly better to be alone than be with someone who is an asshole.
It is much better to be single than to take even an ounce of the bullshit she does.
at least it's 2 miserable people being miserable together and being in denial about it instead of one of them being with a functionalities adult and bringing them down. like holds to like, etc.
LOL this is the best take i've seen yet. This couple just sounds exhausting AF.
Same lol
Their relationship sounds so fucking toxic and dysfunctional. Doesn't "coddle" him about being the breadwinner? Why is it even coming up?

I bet you they insult each other as foreplay during their scheduled sex sessions.
There was some interesting potential tea about them yesterday on the Reddit DeuxMoi board. People think they have an arrangement and he has a mistress everyone in their circles knows about.
yeah, likely his podcast co-host who is also their nanny
"Hey, real quick, are you helping anyone right now by sitting and crying in your bed, or are you just being self-indulgent?"

If my husband said something like that to me while I was having a depressive episode, he could gtfo. Granted, I know they're rich and super privileged when it comes to the pandemic, but he's a POS so this comment from him and then the 'be a good mom and wife' really struck me as shitty.
There’s only so long you can play out a love affair

If your writing is lazy, sure, but there are 100% ways to write a character so they have drama but still a stable relationship. Besides, it wasn’t renewed for another season anyway, so why not give them - and the fans - the happy ending they wanted?

well they didnt know there were going to be renewed but the creator did say this, "But I will confess that I am really worried about fan reaction. I’m absolutely prepared for a percentage of fans to have a strong reaction against what we did. That, I’m fine with. But I will have made a really bad bet if, en masse, the fans turn on the show. That would certainly be a tough lesson to learn.”

basically he was like fuck the fans who supported us for years, i'm going to do whatever i like and hope that sticks.

as for a happy ending, he didnt want them to do the wedding scene till one of his EP was like fans at least deserves to see them getting married.
1. They don't know the fandom at all, literally no one gave a shit if they got married lmao

2. Rob Thomas is just fucking stupid considering there was a new audience happening on hulu and he thought this audience would be the exact opposite of the loyal fandom? Just dumb as hell, I saw the meltdown live on Twitter and those new fans didn't even bother watching when they got spoiled lol
I'm unable to accept that they couldn't find drama and story for a more stable Logan and a spiraling Veronica, both of whom had extremely traumatic upbringings AND less than black and white ideas of justice, all the while in a neo-noir world. JFC COME ON. Killing Logan was just unforgivably lazy.


May 4 2021, 15:26:28 UTC 5 days ago Edited:  May 4 2021, 15:26:49 UTC

Arrangement or are his friends just good at secrets?
I feel like these two make much more money via all their ~stuff than people would expect and if there's no prenup, I can see how financially it would just be easier to not divorce and have a modern old timey aristocrat marriage.
He has that same vacuumed bird face that Zach Braff has, and I hate them both.
She sucks as a lazy boy rep.
That's all I got.
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