Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard's Paparazzi Battle, Part 1
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard's Paparazzi Battle, Part 1
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard talk to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live about their latest crusade, the “No Kids Policy,” an effort to persuade the media to stop buying unauthorized paparazzi photos and video of celebrities’ children. How did they get involved in this movement?
paparrazi swarm large aggressive men swarm us. Causing a mob scene yelling jockey for position crowding around the kids running over other parents and children unfortunate enougunfortunate enough to be nearby. Emotional Jennifer garner testifying in California last year against aggressive paparrazi. Kristen bell and Zack shepherd on a crew said no kids policy basically saying leave our kids alone. Children of stars should not be hunted counsel by paparrazi and they are urging the media to join the movement by not buying paparrazi footage and pictures as Kristen and Zack our business is to not buy still of celeb or theceleb or the children. Kristen, welcome go to the beginning. How did you get in 11 month old child, how did you get involved? Something specific happen. Yes. There was a bunch of little events that led up to it actually. Yes. We certainly knew that children had a price on their head for paparrazi photo before. We had a kid. Never felt it as close to home as when we had our baby and we dealt with the photographers that were on the ground and how aggressive they can get. How bad was it? You come out. Right out of the hospital. We were in the parking garage so they weren't, no we didn't get photographed leaving the hospital but while we were in the hospital we got an e-mail saying they just ran the name weight time of birth everything we hadn't told anyone so that was our first kind of like oh, How do you think that happened? People everybody tips everybody off. The sharing of information is. One person. One place in particular. I saw one guy in the hallway I said this guy noise good. Crazy I.hi no idea who it was. It's one thing to choose to be in this business which we did. I know that I'm probably going to see paparrazi on the street when guy to the grocery store. I know the things but when it comes to my kid, I become a mama bear and realize she didn't choose any of this. I don't know if he's going to grow up to be shy and I have a feel in my bone that I need to fiercely defend that and I don't think under any circumstances a child should have a price on their head. I think it should be a sacred time when you grow up and if you don't choose to be in this business like the children don't, we got to leave them out of it. I feel like I just want to start a conversation with other people who care about the welfare of children and let them know the bad behavior that actually goes that this. How the pictures are generated. Very cute in the magazine lovely kids and dressed cute and they are comparing their clothes that are very weird. But I don't think you think how did they get these photo. They followed mom and kid to the car and followed them then they ran red light to get to the park and swarming at a park. Then hit other 5-year-old. I have we have friends trick-or-treating turned around and had to go home. Sad. Look. We are not saying legally that there needs to be a law. We just think we can appeal to the good nature of the consumer and say if you know that there is how they are generated, do you really want to could be assume them? We didn't think people would want to consume something. Better off feeling to the good nature of the media and the we were in sochi, Russia and got a message that you had called us an wanted to get together to talk about our practice and how if you look for an ally in short.so we are in sochi we made the date to get together and you got together with our executive producer. Yes. Here we are as an off shoot of that. How is -- let's talk about the different types of pictures. Just any shot of a kid do you think is a problem our unsanctioned. For me it's a twofold issue. I believe the anonimity of children needs to be protected. I think there's a reason the. They choose if they which is to be a public figure, great. Blur kids faces on the mightily news. Something happens in a school they don't mention the names if under 18. We in this country have proven to have a respect for children under 18 for minor for some reason entertainment media it's like all systems go and nothing matters any more. I just sort of wanted to open up the discussion of why that is. Our big distinction is consensual. So you are a parent and want to take a picture of your kid at the birthday party and share that. You can be a proud parent. We believe there's a huge difference between mom taking a picture in their home and 10 guys in para military outfit jumping out of a bush. Yes. With camera like this what about reality stars? You see a lot of reality show with children on it. Are they. That's consensual. They have made a decision they can ask their kid do you want to be in this show. They can have a conversation. They can met with experts. Pitfall a.lot of power they can maintain. I want to be clear. Our stand is not adjust parenting technique. We are not here to tell anybody they are doing it wrong or to come down on us. Although most of your doing it wrong. We will say. I know we are being polite but most of your screwing up. Our goal is not challenge a parenting technique. Our goal is to say you find permission slip when the kids leave the school. When you get their photo taken for the class picture. You sign a permission slip. I'm not denied that right. I trophy believe I am because I wanted to be an entertainer. Did you call your friends? You have the baby. You have the moment like something needs to be done. Who did you call and who was quick to jump on board. Everybody and everybody to be honest. Yes. Who would say no. To be entirely honest at first we had been very successful at covering her with a blank society a million photo of her with a blanket. That's Michael Jackson. Don't need to do that. I think of myself as talented as Michael jack sochbility on this one occasion we had our guard down at friend house and been there for hours and didn't occur to walk outside there would have been people that had waited for 3 hours and they did and so her actual face was on line and that for both of us felt like just this big defeat like well we lost. We have been winning for 9 months and now she lost and she's a character. Now a price on her head. Now the hunt begins. Yes. So our response to that was no I don't accept this defeat so it just started with tweet like we just urge people like maybe please don't buy these and consume these magazine. Here's what is behind it. And then we wrote a piece for Huffington post and did interview and kind of gained momentum and became a more structured approach. And then at that point we did cop tact friends of ours who are empathetic to the situation and they jumped on board. Because they have kids and people who don't have kid. Entertainers. Were eager to say oh, yes. Bradley cooper was like yes. I will. A line drawn there. The work that Jen garner and Halle berry have done have brought it to the spotlight they shared their personal story because they get -- exponentially more than we do. Much more on the topic. Show the law pretty simple. Not going to get into a whole bunch of legal jar gone. Big loop hole that Jen and Halle couldn't get through and it's a problem. Give you a thought on that and we tolthat and we told you our policy, right? Yes.