Behind closed doors, our message is that a loving couple should be able to do whatever they want to make themselves feel sexy, but the Cloud is our mysterious antagonist. Jason, you’re in an upcoming film that looks really exciting—playing the late author David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour.What was it like playing him, and what’s going on with the Wallace estate disowning the movie?Segel: Well, I can only speak to the first part of the question.
In Hollywood, land of the nip and tuck, photoshopping, and body doubles, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pair of actors as gleefully uninhibited as Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz.
Segel, of course, famously—and hilariously—bared all (soul, schlong, etc.) in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, while Diaz has never been one to shy away from showing some skin onscreen, and even penned a tome, The Body Book, about her insane fitness routine.
“We just don’t have any shame and it’s really hard for us to embarrass ourselves,” Diaz says of the duo.
“We both have a very high tolerance when it comes to exposing ourselves for the sake of comedy.” And they do plenty of that in Sex Tape.
Reuniting with Jake Kasdan, who helmed their 2011 comedy hit Bad Teacher, the pair play Annie and Jay—a married couple with young kids who, in an attempt to inject some spice in their nonexistent sex life, decide to film a wild-and-wacky three-hour sex tape.
Unfortunately for them, the private video leaks when Jay accidentally uploads it to the mysterious cloud, setting off a bizarre series of events in order to wipe it from the web. When we got the script and then Jake came on to direct, it was a no-brainer for us to hope that Cameron would want to do it. Cameron and I didn’t know each other too well on Bad Teacher, but it was very fun to have this deeper experience with her.
Diaz: When you work with someone, that’s what you’re hoping—that they’ll set the bar high for you to reach, and that’s what Jason did every day on this film, and we all had to bring our A-game and be ready for anything.
Jason is fearless, so you never know what it’s going to be. Segel: Cameron has a book called The Body Book, which really detailed her strategy, which is to stay healthy every day as a way of life. The film really deals with the combination of how one’s sexual appetite diminishes as one gets older, as well as real-life responsibilities getting in the way of one’s sex life.
Not to be too kiss-assy, but you two do look even better in this movie than you did in Bad Teacher, which was what…three years ago? But once I hit 30, I realized that I was going to be with this body for a long, long time, hopefully—if I took care of myself—so I made some life choices to be in better shape. How do you two manage to maintain a healthy sex life while being as busy as you are professionally?