VIDEO: Jason Segel: Dating a Fellow Actor "Does Help"

The Five-Year Engagement star dishes to iVillage about same-field romance and why a five-year engagement is a bad idea


Jason Segel's new high-profile romance with Michelle Williams has been making headlines for the past few weeks, and the couple has quickly become the target of paparazzi stakeouts. But while it sparks extra attention, Segel tells iVillage that it's actually more convenient to date another actor.

"The logistics of being an actor are pretty complicated in a relationship, so I actually think it does help," says the 32-year-old actor, who stars in the new comedy The Five-Year Engagement (in theaters April 27).

And his costar, Emily Blunt, agrees. "I personally find that it does help," says the English actress, who's married to The Office's John Krasinski. "I think that kind of shared interest and shared love of something is wonderful. And you also understand when each other has to go away for a couple months."

At this point, Segel and Williams' relationship is pretty new -- but if he does pop the question, don't expect him to mimic his latest character and have a drawn-out engagement. "I think you need to get on with it, because they're going to find out too much in five years and hit the road," Segel jokes.

Watch the exclusive video above to find out what the stars learned from their moms and why Segel says iVillage's campaign to make him the Sexiest Man Alive is "long overdue."

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