Jason Segel: Studio Boss Ordered Me to Lose Weight
April 24, 2012
A slimmed down Jason Segel stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night and revealed that he was told to lose weight for his role in Universal's romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement.
"I was forced to lose weight for this movie," Segel said. When Letterman pressed further about who did the forcing, Segel responded with a laugh, "The studio president."
"I was told that it had to be conceivable that Emily Blunt would ever choose me to be her husband," said the star, who added that his weight situation became even more complicated because he portrays a chef and had to eat on camera in many scenes.
Segel said he ended up losing "a good 35 lbs" with the help of a trainer who led him in workout sessions twice a day and "watched him eat" on the set.