'The Muppets' Star Jason Segel Shares Details of Date With YouTube Fan (Video)
Jason Segel joins the growing list of Hollywood's stars who have accepted a date via YouTube. Like his Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Mila Kunis in November, Segel decided to honor a fan’s video request for a date.
After viewing a video titled “Jason Segel Song” on the popular user-generated content site, Segel asked fan Chelsea Gill to accompany him to the Chicago Film Critic Awards on Sat. Jan. 7, 2012.
Gill, a 23-year-old recent college graduate, uploaded a video of herself to You Tube on Jan. 2 featuring her strumming a guitar to as she pleaded for Segel to join her for a drink.
In the lyrics of the song, Gill called Segel the “ring to her Smeagal,” and sang “Have drinks with me, oh Mr. Segel can't you see? I'm trying real hard to impress (I think you're hot but I digress). Perhaps you'd like a scotch or rum -- I swear when I'm drunk I'm so much fun.”
At the urging of friends, Gill quietly posted the song to YouTube, never expecting that the How I Met Your Mother star would see it.
But Segel did, tweeting: “My favorite thing, maybe ever. I am in awe. Response on the way.” That response was Segel’s publicist phoning up Gill and telling her the actor would be in town that weekend and would like to take her and a guest out.
The two met at the Ritz Carlton before the awards show, along with Gill's twin sister. Gill says Segel "sent her over the moon" with his compliments of her video.
After the show, Segel tweeted a pic of him and the twins before the show, admitting he couldn't tell the two apart.
Segel isn’t the first celebrity to answer a call on YouTube for a date. In November, Mila Kunis attended the Marine Corps ball in Greenville, NC with Sgt. Scott Moore, shortly after Friends with Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake attended a Marine Corps gala in Washington D.C.
Gill's video has nearly 200,000 views on YouTube.