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 Actors Roundtable for a video posted online Thursday. During the discussion, the “Shrink” star opened up about some of her real feelings about the end of the CBS show’s nine seasons.
“There was a period in my life and career around the last few years of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ when things took off both in movies and on TV and everyone was telling me how well it was going and I was really unhappy,” Segel said.
The actor said he had to ask himself, “Why? What’s wrong with that equation?’
During his role as Marshall Eriksen on the award-winning comedy series, Siegel also starred in a number of hit films, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man and This Is 40.
Even though he knew he “should” have felt accomplished in his career, he still felt that “something was wrong.”
“It goes back to a lot of our discussions [at the roundtable] I wanted to make sure that what you’re doing is some 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 on his misfortune began shortly after the 38th minute.