Jason Segel on ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’: “When I read the script, I felt a little bit scared as to whether or not I’d be capable of acting it”
Jason Segel and Ed Helms star as brothers in the subdued comedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home, which coincidentally was written and directed by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass. Falling firmly in the Duplass’ “mumblecore” style (who came up with that term, anyway?), Segel stars as 30 year-old Jeff, who as you might guess, still lives at home.
The star of How I Met Your Mother and The Muppets explains what drew him to the low-budget movie, and what he thought about working with the Duplass brothers.
Segel has some praise for the Duplass brothers, who immediately won over him after their initial meeting. He recalls, “I met Mark and Jay when they offered me this movie. They came to me with the script and we had dinner – and they’re two of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. There’s a scene in the script that calls for this sort of action stunt. And I wanted to do it for them. It’s not like you’re working with some other director and you think, ‘Hey, let a stuntman do it.’ For Mark and Jay, you want to do it for them.” Read more