Jason Segel's Nude Scene Made His Mom Cry

Jason SegelWe already love Jason Segel for being funny and cute in an utterly approachable-guy way. The How I Met Your Mother star -- who costars alongside Cameron Diaz in the comedy Sex Tape (out July 18) and stars in the upcoming David Foster Wallace dramatic biopic The End of the Tour -- just seems incredibly normal.

And as if we didn’t like him enough already, he recently revealed a hilarious story to Vanity Fair about forgetting to warn his mother that he would be appearing completely naked in 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall before she saw the film. Oops!


“She cried,” he told the magazine. 

Segel’s mom then sent out a mass email to his family with a warning about his full-monty stripdown: "I would like to inform you all that Jason has chosen to do full-frontal nudity, however, it is not gratuitous and is essential to the plot.”

How much do we love his mom’s utterly normal reaction to her son showing his family jewels on the big screen? So often, it’s easy to forget that people in the limelight have everyday family members who aren’t in showbiz. Their moms, dads, sisters, and brothers aren’t living in the rarefied world of celebrities whose lives and “normal” are much different than ours. Of course, seeing your son naked on screen would be shocking. Why wouldn’t it be? But with Segel’s funny retelling of the events, we feel for her but also can’t help at the same time laugh at the scenario.

The actor also revealed two other things in the Vanity Fair article about his childhood that made us fall in love with him just a little bit more: Until he was 10 years old, he wore a Superman cape tied around his neck hidden underneath his clothes just in case he needed to fight crime in his Pacific Palisades, California, neighborhood. Because why not? And for his Bar Mitzvah in the '90s, he rocked a mustard-colored jacket and purple pants “when that was totally acceptable to wear." Now we just need to see pictures to have our day completely made.

Are you surprised by Jason Segel's mom's reaction to his nude scene? How would you react if your child did one?


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