Jason Segel: I Miss Smoking Pot

June 24, 2010 By:
Jason Segel: I Miss Smoking Pot

Everybody loves Jason Segel. The How I Met Your Mother star is already a Hollywood A lister, but he remains both freak and geek...and that's why we love him!

He talks to GQ.com about marriage, fame, and Muppets, in the July issue of GQ.

Jason Segel on if he’ll ever get married:

“For me it's much more about meeting the right person. I don't have that thing that women have—’I've gotta be married by the time I'm 33, gotta have a kid by the time I'm 35.’ Let's see where life takes me, y'know? If I met the girl, I'd marry her tomorrow.”

On missing pot:
"I miss smoking a ton of pot," Segel says, genuinely wistful. "I can't do it anymore. I've got too much work."

On being famous and having bus loads of tourists yell at him:

“I think it's hilarious. And I think our group, the Judd Apatow circle—our ‘thing’ is that we're normal dudes. All our movies are just us kind of sitting around smoking pot and just hanging out, and people tend to treat us like that, like [hey-brah dude voice] ‘Oh, shit, what's up? Can I buy you a shot?’ And we are those dudes. When we started out—when I got Freaks and Geeks, I was like 18, Seth was 16. Judd wasn't who Judd is now. And we would sit around and just wax poetic about how we'd take over Hollywood someday. And then it happened, that's the weird part of it—but I think in our minds, we're still those dudes, sitting around like, ‘We're gonna show 'em all!’”

On being a struggling actor:

There were some super-lean years, yeah. I'm six feet four. And I entered into this period all of a sudden when I was too big to play a kid and I was too young to play an adult. Like, I couldn't play the lawyer, but I couldn't play the high school kid anymore. I was fuckin' terrified. Like, Oh God—am I gonna go home and live with my parents, or what? But that's when I started writing. I sold my first script when I was 21—this kids' adventure movie that never got made. I just bought that one back, actually. I'm pretty psyched about it.