‘This is 40′ Featurette: Jason Segel Gets Paid to Hit on Judd Apatow’s Wife
We’re looking forward to Judd Apatow‘s ‘This is 40‘ for a number of reasons, and one is Jason Segel. In the film he plays Jason, a personal trainer that Leslie Mann‘s character Debbie is going to partly for the exercise and partly because he constantly hits on her. In this new featurette, we see more of Segel’s time in the film.
And what’s fascinating is that Apatow is married to Mann, so Segel is hitting on the director’s wife and saying and doing all sort of lewd things right in front of him. We’re also interested to see how this film fares in a packed December schedule, as it’s going up against big Oscar contenders and a number of other family-centric comedies. It’s possible that Apatow wanted the film to come out in December in the hopes of getting Oscar recognition, but – though early word is very positive – it’s hard for a comedy to sneak into serious consideration. We shall see.
Here’s the synopsis:
Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life.
And here’s that featurette. ‘This is 40′ hits theaters December 21.