Last night, the Hollywood Reporter and Fiji water held a special screening of the new arrested development (but not Arrested Development) comedy, Jeff, Who Lives at Home. The film, about a 30-year-old Jason Segel who still lives with his mother, Susan Sarandon and tries to turn his life around with the help of his older brother (Ed Helms), was directed indie duo the Duplass Brothers.
Afterward, a party at Sons of Essex brought out a host of models, the films stars, and celebrity friends like Justin Kirk, Jay Pharoah (he’s everywhere these days!), Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire’s Weekend, Jonathan Ames, and Padma Lakshmi.
Since the film was all about not being able to grow up, we asked the Muppets star and writer what he wanted to be when he was a kid.
“Nice,” Mr. Segel answered, sipping on his cocktail. “Sorry, they really filled this up too the brim…”
“Okay, so what do you want to be now when you grow up?”
“Oh, same thing,” Mr. Segel replied with another delicate slurp. “Being nice is the most important thing in the world.”
Did someone replace Jason Segel’s personality with Kermit the Frog? We spent the rest of the evening talking about Game of Thrones with a 21-year-old Michigan graduate who kind of looked like Logan Eckles from Veronica Mars. On the way out, we stopped to say bye to Judah Friedlander, who told us to “email him.” Okay.
Kind of a nice night.
(Via Patrick McMullan)