By Amelia Proud. It was the movie that gave him his first big break, but Jason Segel has revealed his mother cried when she saw 's Forgetting Sarah Marshall. However, The Muppets star told Vanity Fair that her shock and dismay was partly because she didn't see it coming!
In a new interview with Vulturethe year-old actor opens up about the nude scenes he filmed for the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I thought that was hilarious," Segel, who played Peter Bretter in the film, explains. I really felt free.
American film-goers will be forced to confront their "fear of male nudity" - literally - with the release of the new comedy from Judd Apatow. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which Apatow produced and opens in the US tomorrow, is being hailed as a taboo-busting studio picture thanks to a scene in which the main character, played by year-old Jason Segel, is shown fully naked. Evidence suggests that this is part of an ongoing campaign from Apatow, whose previous credits include Knocked Up and The Year-Old Virgin.
Jason Segel forgot to mention one major detail to his mother about his role in 's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The year-old actor, who stripped down nude for a full-frontal in the flick, left his mom, Jillian Jordan, in tears after he failed to mention the up-close-and-personal scene before the movie hit the big screen. Jordan's shock led her to send out a mass email to Segel's family members to warn them of the racy clip. The former "How I Met Your Mother" star added she hasn't sent out another email like that for any of his other films.
Much has been made of the male frontal nudity in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and with good reason: Penis shots, even quick flashes such as those with actor Jason Segelare rare in film. When the lead characters arrive at a friend's house for a "bottomless party," they are greeted by a woman wearing no panties. The camera gives a close shot of her pubic hair, trimmed into a landing strip.
A little over eight years ago, Jason Segel showed his penis for a fleeting moment in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and set the bar for going-for-it male nudity. Spoiler alert from here on forward. In the movie Samberg plays Conner, the titular pop star, who made a name for himself after breaking up the band he got his start in, called the Style Boyz.
From Miss USA's topless photo scandal to "True Blood's" steamy sex scenes, we certainly see plenty of naked people these days. But in popular culture, and movies in particular, there's been a rather conspicuous double standard. Sure, boobs and vaginas are great, but where, egalitarians might ask, are all the penises?
These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures? How do you not fall in love with Kristen Bell?
Actor, director and author Jason Segel said that after a decade of success with movies and TV, he had a personal check-in, moved out of Los Angeles and started to write things he "really cares about" which he hopes will inspire "magic" for a younger generation. He realized that when "How I Met Your Mother" came to an end, that his "art" was still a reflection of the younger person he used to be when he wrote and starred in films like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He continued, "I figured out what I wanted to write about and that's what I've been doing the past few years.