Dax Shepard reveals why he found working with Netflix so 'liberating'

Dax Shepard has nothing but good things to say about Netflix.

The actor's first-ever Netflix project, "El Camino Christmas," was released on Friday, Dec. 8, and he told AOL Entertainment that all the hype around the freedom of making projects for the streaming platform is valid. So valid, in fact, that Shepard would be content with working with the company for the rest of his career.

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"The movie-making experience was the same as any other, really," Shepard told us at Charmin's pop-up holiday restrooms in Times Square. "But the most amazing part of this was when I went to a screening of this movie three weeks ago, and I saw it and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s really good!’ and I didn’t then go, ‘I wonder how many screens it will be in, I wonder how much money it will make, I wonder what it will open at.’ All of these things that you can’t resist thinking about in the future. It made it weirdly more pure." 

"It was like, I liked that script, I acted in it and here it is," he added. "This reminded me why we do this. It took away a lot of the monetization and the stakes of it, which is liberating. You’re not even contemplating what the marketplace will say about it. If I did 100 more Netflix movies, I’d die so happy."

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 621 -- Pictured: Actor Dax Shepherd during an interview on December 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend The 2017 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Wednesday, November 8 included Dax Shepard ('El Camino Christmas), Jesse Williams ('Grey's Anatomy') and musical guests Luke Combs. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) DAX SHEPARD
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Actor Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell attend the premiere of STX Entertainment's 'A Bad Mom's Christmas' at Regency Village Theatre on October 30, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 7: Actor Dax Shepard celebrates after Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers basketball game at Staples Center April 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Dax Shepard -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Dax Shepard -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Director Dax Shepard (L) and actor Michael Pena attend Build Series to discuss 'CHiPs' at Build Studio on March 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
THE VIEW - 3/23/17 Guests include Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard; Rep. Adam Schiff (via satellite) on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) SUNNY HOSTIN, DAX SHEPPARD, KRISTEN BELL, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, SARA HAINES
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Actor Dax Shepard visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell visit the SiriusXM Studios on March 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 505 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Dax Shepard during an interview with host Seth Meyers on March 21, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'CHiPS' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell fool around at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'CHiPS' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Tuesday, March 14 included Dax Shepard ('CHiPs'), Sofia Black-D'Elia ('The Mick') and Chef Thomas Keller. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) DAX SHEPARD
BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 16: Dax Shepard poses for a photo with fans during a promotional appearance for 'CHiPs' at the University of California, Berkeley on March 16, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 8 - Michael Pena (R) and Dax Shepard, the stars of new CHIPS movie at Shangri-La Hotel, March 8, 2017. (Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 07: Actors Dax Shepard and Michael Pena visit the Air Canada Centre to celebrate the release of 'CHIPS' on March 7, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05: Dax Shepard takes part in the 17th Annual Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach on March 5, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gabriel Grams/WireImage)
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Another force behind Shepard's great experience with "El Camino Christmas" was his fellow cast, which included Vincent D'Onofrio, Jessica Alba, Tim Allen and Kurtwood Smith. And it was Smith who Shepard said was the biggest surprise of the filming process for him.

"I had never worked with Kurtwood Smith, who was the dad on 'That '70's Show,' and he and I -- for whatever reason -- just got along so well," Shepard remembered. "We had most of our scenes together, too. We just had such a lovely time together, and I would say he's a friend now. That was the happy accident of it all. I signed on to it to do scenes with D'Onofrio, and then I discovered Kurtwood in the process."

Though Shepard is welcoming to happy accidents in his life, there's another kind of accident that he's actively trying to help others avoid. Last week, the comedian and his wife Kristen Bell helped Charmin unveil 14 restrooms in the middle of Times Square that will be open to the public this holiday season. As someone with kids, Shepard understands the importance of such a luxury.

"The worst thing in the world is taking your kids to some gnarly bathroom that you wish you could wear a hazmat suit in," he told us with a laugh. "So, as a gift this holiday season, I'm giving 14 themed, clean restrooms to Manhattan. I'm basically a hero."

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PROVIDENCIALES, PROVIDENCIALES - JANUARY 30: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell pose as she vacations with her family at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa on January 30, 2018 in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Beaches)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend The 2017 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Actor Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell attend the premiere of STX Entertainment's 'A Bad Mom's Christmas' at Regency Village Theatre on October 30, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell visit the SiriusXM Studios on March 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'CHiPS' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell fool around at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'CHiPS' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Actors Matt LeBlanc, Kevin Hart, Kristen Bell, and Dax Shepard backstage at the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard attend the fifth annual Baby2Baby gala honoring Jennifer Garner at 3Labs in Culver City, on November 12, 2016. / AFP / CHRIS DELMAS (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell wear Game of Thrones Shirts at Tattoos on a date night at the premiere of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: Actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard arrive at the premiere of USA Pictures' 'The Boss' at Regency Village Theatre on March 28, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor Dax Shepard and wife actress Kristen Bell arrive at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Dax Shepard and wife actress Kristen Bell arrive at The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Actress Kristen Bell, actor Dax Shepard and actress Monica Potter attend The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Judge' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the premiere of 'This Is Where I Leave You' held at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 04: Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend 'The Judge' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 4, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 04: Actors Kristen Bell (L) and Dax Shepard attend 'The Judge' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 4, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: Actor Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: (L-R) Nick Loeb, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Justin Mikita attend the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception following the 2014 WHCA Dinner at Villa Firenze on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VF14/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Dax Shepard (L) and actress Kristen Bell attend the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert - An Evening Of Music To Benefit Autism Speaks at The Theatre At Ace Hotel on April 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for LUTB)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors/husband & wife Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) (L-R) Actors Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Kristen Bell, and Dax Shepard attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/VF14/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 2: Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell arrive at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
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