17 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'

Since it’s February and all, we thought we’d give you some facts and trivia of popular rom-coms to make you sound smart in front of your better half. And by better half, we of course mean your dog/cat/that fish puppet you made at the start of the pandemic. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. So go on and enjoy these behind-the-scenes facts about Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the movie where they all go to Hawaii and Jonah Hill is also there. 

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MARSHALL On the day Jason Segel had to SA FILM HIS NUDE SCENE, the entire cast and crew wore T-shirts with the FOU STATUE OF DAVID on them. SCENES L To show support, of course. BE

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MARSHALL SARAH Mila Kunis was INJURED during a water scene. FOitS I THE ACTRESS SAID SHE RIPPED A PIECE OF HER NECK OFF WHILE FILMING. SCENES Jason Segel is holding my neck. He's L holding it because I'm bleeding-y you only see half my neck. The other side is gushing.

Digital Spy

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MARSHALL SARAH Jason Segel originally wanted CHARLIE HUNNAM to play ALDOUS SNOW. Segel wrote the part for his friend, but after doing a table read, SGE Hunnam stepped away THE from the film, saying it didn't align with his career goals. BEH

Collider

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Jason Segel didn't WARN HIS MOM about his full-frontal SN nudity in the film, and it LEFT HER IN TEARS. FOUS SHE RECOVERED, THOUGH, BUT SHE ALSO SENT AN SCENES EMAIL TO FAMILY MEMBERS L WARNING THEM ABOUT IT BEHIND

Vanity Fair

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# ssh 10.2.22 OS hast roota E The writer and the director didn't know that Kristen Bell was in an ACTUAL MOVIE ABOUT SA TECHNOLOGY THAT KILLS PEOPLE. Bell thought they were making fun of her for starring in the movie, Pulse, A but Jason Segel and Nick Stoller didn't

MTV

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MARSHALL SARAH That's not Mila Kunis's REAL BREASTS JIHN C in the bar photo. SCENES She was actually wearing a bikini top, and the image THE was photoshopped. BEHIND

BlackBook Magazine

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MARSHALL There was a lot of SARAH IMPROV on set. Director Nick Stoller said he'd guess there was about 30 to 40 percent EORHENDNHS improvisation in the movie and that the filming was a collaborative experience. SGE ALL IN ALL THEY SHOT1.2 MILLION FEET OF FILM- SO MUCH THAT

Moviemaker, Esquire

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MARSHALL SARAH The character of ALDOUS SNOW was initially going to be a FORTS POSH BRITISH AUTHOR, I But when Russell Brand walked in for his audition, Segel SCENES immediately knew he had to L change the character and make him more like a rock star. BEHIND

Camels and Chocolate interview

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MARSHALL SARAH THE DRACULA MUSICAL PUPPETS were made by FORGETTING JIM HENSON'S I CREATURE SHOP. SCENES The puppeteers also helped train THE Bill Hader and the cast on how to work the puppets. BE

Movieweb

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MARSHALL Jason Segel SAR GOT DUMPED WHILE NAKED in real life. Yes, that scene comes from real-life FOitS experience. While Segel was being dumped, he asked if he could just go and put some pants on. SCENES PICKING OUT AN OUTFIT FOR THE SECOND HALF OFA BREAKUP IS L LIKE

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MARSHALL SARAH Mila Kunis learned HOWTO SURF while FORGETTING FILMING IN HAWAIL. I The actress had a lot of days off in SCENES between filming, SO she could L really hang out and do whatever. Tough gig. BEH

Girl

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MARSHALL SARAH There's a real funny DELETED SEQUENCE of Sarah Marshall on a RUNAWAY HORSE. FORU I The horse is pretty tame as it veers off the horse trail and SGE onto a golf course, but Kristen L Bell's character can't ride a horse, SO she freaks out when no

Holly Olsson

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MARSHALL SARAH Jason Segel channeled him some GARY OLDMAN for his FORS DRACULA VOICE I Or as he calls it, SCENES Oldman's THE whispery tone. BEHIND CRACKED COM

ScreenSlam

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MARSHALL SARAH The film grossed FORGETTING $105 million worldwide SCENES on a THE $30 million budget. BEHIND

The Hollywood Reporter

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MARSHALL SARAH The director watched BLUE CRUSH a gazillion times to get the FO surfing right. I scenes Nick Stoller said that he pulled SCENES apart every surfing scene in the Lu 2002 movie to learn how it's done and edited together. BEHIND

Moviemaker

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MARSHALL XTSU SARAH Russell Brand's audition was ENTIRELY IMPROVISED. When he walked in, he told Jason Segel that he only gave the script O a cursory glance and instead wanted them to tell him what he had to do. SC: He then did an improv scene where he needed

Backstage

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MARSHALL Jason Segel wrote a SARAH DRACULA PUPPET MUSICAL in real life. In his early twenties, FORTE Segel wrote songs for the super serious musical. WHEN HE PLAYED SOME OF THE SCENES SONGS TO JUDD APATOW, HE WAS Lu TOLD TO NEVER EVER PLAY IT FOR ANOTHER HUMAN BEING AGAIN.

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