Most of the time we hear about actresses being told that they need to lose weight or shape up for movie roles. Well this time, it’s the other way around.
Actor Jason Segal was “forced” to lose weight for his new movie, “The Five-Year Engagement” because they wanted to make it seem realistic that co-star Emily Blunt would fall for him to be her husband.
He told talk show host David Letterman:
“I was forced to lose weight for this movie. It was by the studio president!
“I was told it had to be conceivable that Emily Blunt would ever choose me to be her husband, which I think is fair enough! I had to lose a good 35lbs. I didn’t enjoy it but they sent a trainer to set and I had to work out twice a day and he would also watch me eat all day.”
But even with a strict diet and fitness regimen, Jason found clever ways to breaking the rules.
“What they didn’t anticipate is that I’m very clever and I play a chef in the movie, so there were a lot of scenes in which I had to eat. So I paid my co-stars phenomenal amounts of money to mess up their lines during the scenes and I’d get to keep eating!”