Coronavirus: Kristen Bell says waiving rent for tenants during pandemic was a ‘no brainer’

Roisin O'Connor
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell waived their tenants' rent for a month to help them during the coronavirus pandemic: Rex

Kristen Bell has said her and husband Dax Shepard’s decision to waive their tenants’ rent during the coronavirus pandemic was a “no-brainer”.

The outbreak is having an unprecedented effect on employment and the economy as businesses close and people are put out of work due to social distancing measures.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Bell and Shepard, who own residential properties in LA, had decided to waive their tenants’ rent for April.

Appearing on the Bobby Bones radio show, the Good Place star explained that her attitude was “people over profit”.

A number of celebrities have been doing their part to raise awareness and help those most affected during the pandemic.

Kate Winslet and Matt Damon were among the stars of 2011 thriller Contagion who issued a series of public service announcements on advice from scientific experts.

The videos were filmed by the stars from their homes and producer by Contagion director Steven Soderbergh.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who tested positive for coronavirus while Hanks was shooting a film in Australia, recently returned home to LA.

If you’re looking for entertainment while you self-isolate, see our list of underrated TV shows to stream here, and the best films to watch here.

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