We’d all agree bloopers are one of the best parts of owning a film on DVD, right? The behind-the-scenes footage provides laughs that are usually only available to those on set. But when you think about it, the reel is kind of misleading. Bloopers make it seem like laughing during a take is a welcomed interruption, but “Five-Year Engagement” leading man, Jason Segel, says otherwise.
“I’m terrified of breaking,” Jason revealed. “Judd Apatow screamed at me once when I was very young on ’Freaks and Geeks.’ I was laughing, and I was young, and looking back, he was just trying to scare me, but he said, ’Every time you break, it costs me thousands of dollars!’ And since then, I’m terrified of breaking.”
“Five-Year Engagement”’s talented ensemble of hilarious actors also includes Emily Blunt, Alison Brie and Chris Pratt, all of whom had to work to keep their composure. So, how do they do it?
Alison said her experience working “with a lot of funny people” on “Community” has helped her control the giggles. “I just stay in character—professional!” she jokes. “Look, I just think of really dark, morbid stuff. I don’t want to tell you; it’s going to make you depressed.”
Meanwhile Emily said her jitters sometimes cause her to laugh at inappropriate times.
“I laugh at everything,” she said. “I found myself laughing at my grandfather’s funeral because I had that nervous energy where you’re like, ’I don’t know how to cope with it.’ So, I think the more pressure I’m under from the cast and crew not to laugh, the more I’ll undoubtedly laugh.”
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