Jason Segel stopped by Late Show With David Letterman last night to talk about The Five-Year Engagement, the romantic comedy he cowrote and stars in with Emily Blunt. He talked about the benefits of writing the films he acts in, but Segel said he still had to lose weight for the role so people would believe that Blunt would be with him. It's a pretty funny story, but I'm just sayin', around here, we think Jason is perfect, just as he is.
Emily Blunt and Jason Segel teamed up for the NYC premiere of The Five-Year Engagement at the city's Ziegfeld Theatre last night. The screening served as the official opening of the Tribeca Film Festival — check out all the stars from past Tribeca Film Festivals as we celebrate the start of the annual cinema event! Emily paired a Jason Wu dress with a bright pair of Alice + Olivia pumps. Emily and Jason were joined by their costars Alison Brie and Dakota Johnson.
Other stars turned out for the opening, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Leelee Sobieski, a Jason Wu-clad Camilla Belle, Kim Cattrall, and Olivia Wilde in Yigal Azrouël. Festival founder Robert De Niro was on hand with his wife, Grace Hightower. Funny ladies from Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler, dressed up to take in Jason's latest hilarious movie, and also to support their small-screen costar Chris Pratt, who's in Five-Year, but couldn't make its debut.
The screening was in honor of Emily and Jason's big-screen romance, but he also had his real-life love there, too. Jason Segel and girlfriend Michelle Williams reportedly got cozy once inside the Ziegfeld and later at the Museum of Modern Art afterparty. Jason even talked about the possibility of marriage on the red carpet, telling reporters, "I hit my 30s and enough became enough. I'm ready to enter phase three. I put the puppets into a closet. I'm getting nice furniture."
The trailer for The Five-Year Engagement has so much going for it that I'm almost afraid to jinx it. First, we've got Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as Tom and Violet, an adorable, engaged couple that are continually delaying their wedding date when other life matters (like job relocation) get in the way. Secondly, there's a promising supporting cast that includes Chris Pratt as Tom's BFF and Alison Brie as Violet's little sister. Third, the trailer has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments but still seems like a relatable romantic comedy.
My only complaint is that the trailer may give away too much, but I'm already a fan of the main characters; Tom is a lot like How I Met Your Mother's Marshall (a lovable, fun-loving kinda guy) and it's refreshing to see Blunt letting loose and showing her goofy side. The film hits theaters next April (just in time for wedding season!) but check out the trailer when you read more