The classic TV cop drama “CHiPs” is getting a comedic refresh, and this time, it’s a little more stripped down.
The big-screen reboot sees Dax Shepard pulling double duty, as the actor also steps into the director’s chair. But Shepard also had to whip himself into shape for the film’s nude scenes!
“I dieted and lifted weights six days a week,” Shepard tells ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli of his intense fitness regimen. “When we started, I shot all the naked stuff right out of the gates. Then I went back to eating pizza and no more working out!”
In fact, he even had a pizza waiting for him on set for after his final take in the buff. “I put it up with the birth of my first born child,” Shepard says of taking his first bite.
But production wasn’t all about sacrifices for the 42-year-old, who got to cast wife Kristen Bell as his on-screen spouse – which meant plenty of family time on set.
Shepard recalls, “My daughter was three at the time, and what they yell on-set before we blow something up is, ‘Fire in the hole.’ My daughter, for four months, was walking around the house saying, ‘Fire in the hole!'”