Video:Jason Segel Interview - Despicable Mewith Rebecca Murray
Universal Pictures' 'Despicable Me' marks the first animated film Jason Segel's been involved with. Segel voices a villain in the family-friendly film, the sort of bad guy character he says he's definitely ready to play.See Transcript
Transcript:Jason Segel Interview - Despicable MeRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Universal Pictures' Despicable Me.
Jason Segel - The Voice of 'Vector' in Despicable MeHi Jason, how are you doing?
Jason Segel: "I'm great - how are you?"
I'm pretty good.
Jason Segel: "This is About.com."
Jason Segel: "It's my favorite website."
You always get interviewed by us, and you're always great. And we love you, too.
Jason Segel: "Thank you."
But now you're playing a bad guy?
Jason Segel: "Yeah, I think me and villainy have been on a collision course for a while. So this movie gave me the opportunity to be my true self."
Why have you and villainy been on a collision course?
Jason Segel: "I don't really care about anyone but myself, and my character is very much the same way so that's what was exciting."
So did you totally ad-lib on this because you felt personally attached?
Jason Segel: "It was basically an open microphone. No, seriously. We'd go in for about three hours a day every few months and then it was like Christmas Day when I saw the film. I was given this present of having worked with the most talented people I ever met."
But you never got to record with anyone else?
Jason Segel: "I didn't, no. It sucks for them."
Is this really your first animated film that you've done a voice for?
Jason Segel: "Professionally."
Okay, that stumped me. What did you do not professionally?
Jason Segel: "I can't really talk about it. But yes, this is my first big budget animated film so it's very exciting to be here."
And the Muppet movie?
Jason Segel: "Start shooting in September. I think we'll come out next Christmas so get ready."
Tons of cameos? Tons of old-school Muppet stuff?
Jason Segel: "The Muppets are back."
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