It’s been heavily documented that Jason Segel spent a lot of time in Humboldt County during the last couple months of 2020. While shooting his new movie, he was the object of many sightings in the area and even took a trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
On the ‘Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert, the star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets and How I Met Your Mother discussed his time in Northern California.
“There was that lull in the middle where we though maybe things were calming down and I went and shot a movie in Humboldt County in Northern California in the redwoods,” he told Colbert. “It was very, very beautiful.”
During the interview, he opined about the beauty of the area and even jokingly discussed the legends of Bigfoot on the Lost Coast. In one anecdote, Segel explains how he sat on a log and cried in Lassen.
“I took myself to Lassen Volcanic National Park,” said Segel. “I decided I was going to have myself an Into The Wild kind of day. I walked until I got tired but did not factor in that I have to walk back… At one point I got so tired and I knew what I needed to do and I just sat down and cried. I’m not embarrassed to say it, I sat on a log and cried and cried.”
“And I said to myself, ‘Jason, someday you’re going to come back here and this is going to be easy.'”
Sorry Jason, Lassen’s not for the faint of heart! Watch the full discussion of NorCal below:
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