It’s likely that you’ve seen the 2008 romantic comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” if you enjoy bawdy comedies. The main character of the movie is Peter Bretter (Jason Segel), a poor musician who experiences an unexpected breakup with Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), his longtime girlfriend.
He travels to Hawaii in an effort to forget about his ex, but when he spots Sarah there with her new beau, trouble starts.
Despite the fact that the movie is a fictional account, there have been claims that Segel’s actual breakup with Freak and Geeks co-star Linda Cardellini served as inspiration for one of the film’s scenes (in which Sarah breaks up with Peter while he was completely naked).
So, is there a real-life incident that inspired the scene in question? Continue reading to learn more.
Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini were lovers both on and off the screen. Cardellini and Segel co-starred in the short-lived teen comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks from 1999 to 2000. The two were “freaks” Lindsay Weir and Nick Andopolis, who initially have a platonic but ultimately love relationship.
Despite Nick and Lindsey’s brief and unpleasant on-screen romance, Segel and Cardellini began dating following the show’s sudden conclusion.
The two frequently appeared together in press pictures and on notable red carpets during that time. Despite appearing to be a match made in heaven, the pair tragically split up after five years of being together.
The divorce scene in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” was based on Jason Segel’s and Linda Cardellini’s split, and it included specifics from their split.
Although the reason for the couple’s split is unknown, there are reports that Cardellini was the one to call it quits on their romance.
The actor did not confirm or deny these reports, although Segel appeared to admit that he was the dumpee in an interview with Time Out in 2008.
He said to the source, “I was unemployed for quite a period, and I did not handle it well.
Another theory holds that the couple’s actual split served as the inspiration for Segel’s character’s bare-naked breakdown in the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s opening sequence.
Segel even said to The New York Times that he might have taken ideas for the amusing scene in the well-known comedy from his breakup with Cardellini.
According to Segel, “I was trying to experience [the breakup] viscerally, as a human.” “But, my only thought was, ‘This is amusing. I’m eagerly awaiting her departure so I can record this.
Although Cardellini wasn’t mentioned by name by Segal during the conversation, astute fans were able to make the connection.
Segel stated to the Los Angeles Times in 2008, “I can’t control what others think.” “At the time, I was still very much a child, and this was more of an amalgamation of several relationships and breakups I’ve had. People will inevitably speak, but she was a wonderful girlfriend.