Author: Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Article MentionsAuthor, Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Mentioned, Susan Sarandon
Mentioned, Ed Helms
Mentioned, Chevy Chase
Mentioned, Heath Ledger
Mentioned, Adam Levine
Mentioned, M. Night Shyamalan
Mentioned, Judd Apatow
Mentioned, Jonah Hill
Mentioned, Jay Duplass
Mentioned, Edward Albee
Mentioned, Seth Rogen
Mentioned, Maroon 5
Mentioned, Jason Segel
Mentioned, Gary Oldman
Mentioned, Bret McKenzie
Mentioned, Academy Awards
Mentioned, Chateau Marmont
Jason Segel lives so close to the Chateau Marmont that he gets free 24-hour room service delivered to his house in exchange for not complaining about any late-night noise from the clubby Sunset Strip hotel. He'll order the occasional 3 a.m. burger but still saunters over frequently for meals and meetings. When he strolled into the lobby on a recent Sunday, a hostess immediately escorted him to his preferred table, directly in the center of the action outside on the patio. He had just concluded a weekend-long press junket for his new film, "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," and looked tired. Under the hot sun, he removed his blazer and began to chain smoke. "It cuts off the bad years," he said, trying to make light of his cigarette consumption. "It ...(read more)
... Jason Segel lives so close to the Chateau Marmont that he gets free 24-hour room service delivered to his house in exchange for not complaining about any late-night noise from the clubby Sunset Strip hotel. He'll order the occasional 3 a.m. burger bu ...
... There, he smokes weed, repeatedly watching M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" in the hopes that he might find an omen in his life. He believes one has arrived on the day he misses a call from a stranger named Kevin, and sets out on a mission with his far l ...
... to uncover its significance. The through line between Jeff and the other characters that Segel is drawn to, he believes, is that they're all nice guys ones we'd like to be friends with. "What I'm good at is just being really regular," Segel said, or ...
... had, where you can watch this person do ridiculous, immature things, but you still like him and root for him an endearing buffoonery," Mark added. Segel says he's become skilled at playing the fine line between "creepy and charming" but one day hope ...
... Joker. Meanwhile, he's still working on developing his off-screen persona and is attempting to shed his immaturity. That means accepting writing as his job, instead of spending aimless hours post-midnight fooling around with screenplay or song drafts ...
... called him and said: "Hey, good job. You won the Academy Award. Don't be a [jerk]." (Technically, the original song statuette for "Man or Muppet" went to the tune's writer, Bret McKenzie, though Segel performed the ballad.) "Everyone's waiting ...