Loveable comedian Jason Segel, recently announced that he was forced to lose weight for his upcoming role in the movie “The Five Year Engagement.” In the film, Segel plays fiance to actress Emily Blunt, and admitted that losing the weight was no light order, dropping more than 30 pounds from his 6’4″ frame.
Segel says the weight loss orders came directly from the film studio president because ‘it had to be conceivable that Emily Blunt would choose me to be her husband, which I thought was far enough.’
On a recent appearance on The David Letterman Show, Segel says he reached his lowest moment being overweight while he was working in New Orleans and indulging in too much food and alcohol. His assistant awoke him one morning from a pile of Taco Bell wrappers and documented the scene with a slough of pictures. “This is me at my worst,” joked Segel, pointing out his large stomach hanging over his pants.
As far as losing the weight goes, Segel says he went about it the old fashioned way. “It’s exactly what you think it is and it’s horrible. You just exercise and eat less and don’t drink very much.”
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