Jason Segel is writing children’s books! (I know!)
He’s co-authoring a series of books “about kids saving their neighborhood from fear,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"Ultimately, it’s a story about learning that we can accomplish anything, as long as we are brave enough to try," Segel said in a statement. (By the way, this is a good time to mention that I had thought his name was spelled "Segal." I’m so glad that I now know otherwise; it could have been VERY awkward if I ever wrote him a fan letter or invited him to a Bar Mitzvah or something. It is NOT an appropriate time to tell you how sad I was to hear that he and Michelle Williams are no longer together.)
I got sidetracked and I’m going to repeat his statement again because I liked it. ”Ultimately, it’s a story about learning that we can accomplish anything, as long as we are brave enough to try.”
We’re all swooning a little, right?
When The Muppets was released, Segel told New York Magazine that he was a bit of a “weird kid” who wore a Superman cape under his clothes until he was 12 years old.
I happen to remember that because I found it to be one of the most endearing stories about a celebrity ever. And, you should know, I generally roll my eyes at celebrities writing children’s books because you know they just flipped a coin between either writing a book or putting out a fragrance.
But, this feels right. (As did Mr. Segel’s pairing with Michelle Williams. Ugh. There I go again. I’m sorry.)
(Photo by Eva Rinaldi. She took it at The Muppets premiere in Australia. I found it on Wikipedia and it’s free as long as I attribute it to her. I won’t just attribute it. I’d like to compliment it as well. It’s quite lovely. Nice shot, Eva.)