Jason Segel forced to lose weight

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2012, 16:03 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Jason Segel, who lost 35 pounds for his role in `The Five-Year Engagement`, says he was forced by the producers to shed extra pounds to romance Emily Blunt.

"I was told that it had to be conceivable that Emily Blunt would ever choose me to be her husband. The producers sent a trainer on the sets and I had to work out twice a day and then he would watch me eat all day," dailystar.co.uk quoted him as saying.

But the 32-year-old, who plays Blunt`s fiance in the film, found a way to cheat during the shoot.

"I play a chef in the movie and there are a lot of scenes where I had to eat. I was paying my co-stars phenomenal amounts of money to mess up their lines during the scenes, so I would get to keep eating," he said.

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