9 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’
Even though Forgetting Sarah Marshall was released just over nine years ago, it still stands as one of the funniest and most original romantic comedy-dramas of all time. Starring hilarious actors like Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, Mila Kunis and Jason Segel, the film was written by Segel and produced by Judd Apatow, the man responsible for similar hits like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. In honor of its success, here’s a look back at 9 things you probably didn’t know about Forgetting Sarah Marshall!
9. Mila Kunis Got Into a Jet Skiing Accident
In an interview with ThoughtCo. she recounted the story of how she got into a jet skiing accident on her way to shoot a scene in the water. “I don’t technically have to do anything physical in this movie, other than tread water. And we’re in this ocean and to get to this water I had to take a jet ski. When I got off the jet ski, the jet ski and I collided and I ripped my neck off…I didn’t know I did anything. I got out of the water and they were like, ‘What is on your neck?’ It’s like blood, but it healed really well,” she said.
8. Real Life Experience
The movie starts out with Jason Segel’s character, Peter Bretter, getting dumped by his girlfriend while he’s naked. According to Segel, there was some real life inspiration behind this scene! “That was taken from the pages of real life. I once got dumped while I was naked, but she asked me to put clothes on during this real breakup, my real-life breakup, and as opposed to in the movie when I say no, I did go to put clothes on. So she waited for me while I went back into my room to get dressed…the whole time I’m thinking this is really, really funny. I’m going to use this in a movie someday,” he joked.