Picks and Pans Review: Jason Segel on Embracing His Naked Ambition

updated 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

For Marshall, his first screenplay, Segel, 28, wrote himself not one but two scenes requiring full-frontal nudity. "After years of looking in the mirror," he says, "I realized me naked is hilarious." His mom disagreed. "She had tears of embarrassment streaming down her face. It was worth it."

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