How Kristen Bell Helped Dax Shepard Prepare for His Nude Scene (VIDEO)

How Kristen Bell Helped Dax Shepard Prepare for His Nude Scene (VIDEO)
Dax Shepard and Abigail Spencer in This Is Where I Leave You

10/14/2014 AT 05:45 PM EDT

Love is shaving your partner's nether regions – at least, according to Dax Shepard.

The actor opened up about how he prepared to bare his butt in This Is Where I Leave You during a Monday night appearance on Conan. As it turns out, the nude scene's success is all thanks to some awkward grooming by his wife, Kristen Bell.

"While I don't have a lot of hair on the cheeks, they're nice, you know, there's an ample amount ... there's a forest in the valley," Shepard said, with some delicate prompting from Andy Richter. "And my fear, my deep, deep fear, would [be to] look like there's a werewolf trying to escape my butt crack."

Sure, Shepard, 39, toned up with lunges and squats. But it's the soon-to-be mother of two who really got him camera-ready – and hair-free – with an "off-the-shelf electric razor."

"The beautiful Kristen Bell, that people can already not understand how she's with me, got the pleasure of [shaving me]," he said.

For more on the "vulnerable and weird" experience and what song Bell, 34, hummed as she buzzed away, watch the clip below.

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