April 25th, 2012
10:12 AM ET
Who says women are the only ones who get pressured to be a certain size in Hollywood?
According to Jason Segel, you can add his name to the list.
The “How I Met Your Mother” star says he was “forced to lose weight” for his upcoming film “The Five-Year Engagement.”
He said it was the studio head who told him he needed to drop 35 pounds.
"I was told that it had to be conceivable that Emily Blunt would ever choose me to be her husband,” the 32-year-old recalled, adding, "which is fair."
A trainer was sent over to the set so Segel could work out twice a day, and the actor's food was monitored as well.
"I didn't enjoy it," he admitted. "But what they didn't anticipate is that I'm very clever. I play a chef in the movie, so there are a lot of scenes where I had to eat, so I would pay my co-stars nominal amounts of money to mess up their lines during the scenes so I would get to keep eating."
The funny part is that Segel was the one who wrote the film - and he specifically wrote the wife role for Blunt!
"I wrote all these love scenes with Emily Blunt and she shows up and she just has to do it because we're paying her money and it's her job,” he joked about filming with the 29-year-old.
But it’s apparently just business between the two of them: Segel is said to be dating actress Michelle Williams in real life.
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