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.
Hollywood is unusual in that it gets away with items like this that wouldn’t fly in the “real world.” Try to say something like you are too fat to someone working for you and see that person in court.
Then again the camera makes you look heavier. I have seen this myself as I have looked a bit chubby in some of the opportunities that I have had to get in front of one.
For those who have surmised that lipo might have something to do with this, lipo rarely results in much weight loss. It can slim you down in some hard to slim areas though.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2012-04-25 07:30:39.