Vardalos On Protecting Her Child From Paparazzi
By ZACH SEEMAYER
February 27, 2014
Vanity Fair and Chrysler celebrated David O. Russell and the critically beloved film American Hustle, and the stars came out to honor the acclaimed director just days before the Oscars.
One star who attended the event was My Big Fat Greek Wedding director, writer and star Nia Vardalos, who thanked Entertainment Tonight for supporting actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard in their campaign to get paparazzi to stop harassing celebrities' children for photographs.
"Thank you so much for supporting the 'no-kids policy.' I cannot thank you enough," said Vardalos. "We have been going out for years, and putting cat make-up on our daughter, just in an attempt to give her a normal life."
"I know that did not sound normal," Vardalos added, laughing. "I'm just saying she should not be photographed. So thank you so much."
ET recently showed support for Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard, who have been working tirelessly to get paparazzi to stop photographing and harassing the innocent children of celebrities, so that their kids can lead a normal life.
"We are proud to support Kristen Bell and other celebrities in their efforts to protect their children from intrusive paparazzi," said ET Executive Producers Linda Bell Blue, DJ Petroro and Co-Executive Producer Linda Fuller. "It is our sincere hope that having ET take a leadership position on this issue sends a clear message to the photographers taking these shots, that this behavior will not be tolerated or supported."
"We've all been supporting Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard," Vardalos added. "They sent out an email, and Kristen asked us if we would be on board."
Check out the video for more from Vardalos and other celebrities about why David O. Russell has their support this awards season.