Jason Segel cut 'gratuitous' nude scene

April 20th, 2012

Jason Segel cut his ''gratuitous'' fully nude scene from 'The Five-Year Engagement'.

The actor is no stranger to baring his manhood on camera - having done so in 2007's 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' - but even though it was his idea to do it again for his latest film, he ultimately decided it was too much.

He told The Huffington Post: ''I thought of it at the time as a homage to 'Sarah Marshall,' but then when we saw it, it just seemed gratuitous.''

He jokingly added: ''There's no need for it. People already know what it looks like, and we also couldn't find a lens that was wide enough.''

The film's co-writer and director, Nicholas Stoller - who also worked on 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' - joined in joking about his friend's manhood.

He added: ''His penis was getting a bit of an ego. And you know what? It hasn't changed much since 'Sarah Marshall.'

''I'll be honest. It's basically the same.''

Nicholas also promised 'The Five-Year Engagement' features plenty of shots of Jason's bottom, and praised his bravado in being prepared to show himself off on camera.

He added: ''He's never afraid to show flaws or a certain ugliness in the characters that he plays. He's always been like that, since he was a teenager and we started working for him.

''When we first met him, we were like, 'Yeah, this guy is probably going to become famous, but in a weird way.' He has a weirdness that is more relatable.''