One day, she suddenly ends it and naturally, it destroys him, leaving him in a pool of despair. To collect himself and try to move on, he packs up and heads to Hawaii for a bit of fun, getting a room at a resort near the beach, only to find out that Sarah is also there … with her new boyfriend, rock star Aldous Snow Russell Brand. Thankfully, Peter befriends the adorable hotel concierge, Rachel Mila Kunis.
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Actor, director and author Jason Segel said that after a decade of success with movies and TV, he had a personal check-in, moved out of Los Angeles and started to write things he "really cares about" which he hopes will inspire "magic" for a younger generation. He realized that when "How I Met Your Mother" came to an end, that his "art" was still a reflection of the younger person he used to be when he wrote and starred in films like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He continued, "I figured out what I wanted to write about and that's what I've been doing the past few years. I've been making movies I really care about and it's a whole different feeling. Since his personal check-in, Segel said he's been able to look at what really matters and to stay true to a lesson he picked up from his parents. Segel has also had success as an author with his young adult science-fiction novels, which he said he hopes will serve as a spark of magic for kids. I mean, when you decide to become an actor, like, 'this is impossible,' you're told, unless you have those voices that say, 'no, it's not, you're special. It's been 10 years since he had to get over his on-screen bare naked breakup with Kristen Bell in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," but Segel revealed, "that scene is autobiographical. He said that he was waiting "like Burt Reynolds" at home for his girlfriend to return from the airport, but when she got there told him "we need to talk. What didn't make the movie which also happened was like halfway through I was like, okay, I need to go get dressed.
The film, which was written by Segel and co-produced by Judd Apatow , was released by Universal Pictures. The story revolves around Peter Bretter, who is a music composer for a TV show that happens to feature his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, in the lead role. After a five-year relationship, Sarah abruptly breaks up with Peter. Devastated by this event, he chooses to go on a vacation in Hawaii, in order to try to move forward with his life. Trouble ensues when he runs into his ex on the island as she is vacationing with her new boyfriend.
Every day until Valentine's Day, Entertainment Weekly is celebrating our special romantic-comedy-themed Untold Stories issue. Check out all our behind-the-scenes tidbits, reunions, and oral histories — and follow LoveEWstyle on Twitter and Instagram. The shock causes him to drop his towel, showing both Sarah and the audience more of him than they could have ever expected. But that wasn't always the plan. But it just slowed down the scene so we ended up not doing that. And still, that experience didn't make it any easier on Segel when it came to filming. Added Bell of the shooting experience: "Jason psyched himself up to doing it and he really owned the fact that he did write it and that he was going to go through with it. Because I'm sure on the day it felt so much more vulnerable than when he wrote it…at his house…the previous year.