“How I Met Your Mother” may have been one of the biggest sitcoms of the past two decades, but it turns out that if its stars were stingy, wait for it, capable.
Jason Segel joined The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Actor Roundtable for a video posted online Thursday. During the discussion, the “Shrinking” star opened up about some of her true feelings toward the end of the CBS show’s nine seasons.
“There was a period in my life and career around the last two years of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ where things were skyrocketing in both movies and TV, and everyone was telling me how good was going, and I was very unhappy,” Segel said.
The actor said he had to ask himself, “Why? What’s wrong with that equation?”
During his time playing Marshall Eriksen on the award-winning comedy series, Segel also starred in several hit films, including “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “I Love You, Man” and “This Is 40.”
Despite knowing that he “should have felt accomplished in his career,” he still felt that “something was wrong.”
“It goes back to a lot of the discussions we’ve had [at the roundtable] He had to make sure that what you’re doing is kind of an act of self-exploration, like there’s a reason you’re doing it,” he said.
Watch the full video, which also features Mo Amer, John Mulaney, Tyler James Williams and Steven Yeun, here. Segel’s comments about his unhappiness begin shortly after the 38-minute mark.