Jason Segel talking to Terry Gross in 2009 about the naked break-up scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall:
“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 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. Let me just tell you, Terry, picking out an outfit for the second-half of a breakup is like the hardest outfit you’ll ever pick out in your life. I came out, I came out in a blue, buttoned-up shirt and khaki pants, like I was going to private school.”
This is the loudest part of the movie for me. The moment when an addict hears a painful truth from someone they care about and can’t cope so emotions switch off and just go numb to self destruction. It’s something we all relate to, and I’m surprised it didn’t trigger Russell when doing this scene.