The weather outside is the weather! Jason SegelHe wrote one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all times, “The Love of My Life,” Forgetting Sarah Marshall — and it all started with his own awkward breakup!
“I got broken up while naked in real life. It was a really bad day,” the How I Met You MotherAlum told the ladies about The ViewDuring a 2018 interview. “My girlfriend and been out of town and she called me from the airport and asked ‘Hey are you home, can I come over?’ When she arrived I was waiting for her like Burt Reynolds and she walked in and I was like “I’ve been waiting for you,” and she said, ‘We need to talk.’ And then this break up commenced.”
The 2007 film, which included a heightened version of Segel’s own awkward breakup, follows struggling musician Peter Bretter (Segel) as he travels to Hawaii in a last-ditch effort to forget about his TV crime-solving ex-girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). Trouble ensues when he meets his ex-girlfriend on the island, who is vacationing with her boyfriend. However, he finds his second chance at love with Rachel Janson, a hotel employee.Mila Kunis).
The unorthodox romcom featured an all-star supporting cast, which included Bill Hader Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd Russell Brand as Aldous Snow — a role that not only led to the 2010 comedy Take him to the Greek — but was originally meant for actor Charlie Hunnam.
“Jason Segel wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall for he and I to do together, and he wrote that role [of Aldous Snow] for me,” the Sons of AnarchyDuring a November 2020 interview Collider. “I went and I did the table read and it was very successful … but I felt as though I needed to seize the trajectory [of my career] and that just wasn’t really aligning with what I wanted to be doing … He’s one of my best friends, but I had to tell him, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m not gonna do this.’”
Although the native Englander admitted that he regretted his decision, Brand quickly realized that he was the right man for this job.
“Obviously, that’s the dude who should have been playing that role,” he admitted. “Clearly, I just needed to step out of the way of the universe manifesting itself the way it was supposed to.”
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