Jason Segel Gulliver's Travels interviewJason Segel, star of 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' is co-starring in this season's surefire family favorite, 'Gulliver's Travels,' along with Jack Black. The genial 30-year-old spoke to PopEater about shooting in England, helming the upcoming Muppets movie, and memories of his "odd" childhood.

Had you read 'Gulliver's Travels' before you shot the movie?
I read it in junior high but I hadn't read it since and I probably didn't read it all the way through. It's long. More than anything I appreciated the experience of getting to shoot with Jack and being in London. It was so beautiful, some of the places we shot in. We shot in a place called Blenheim Palace, which is just gorgeous and out in the English countryside. I had never really gotten to experience anything like that.

Did you get to have afternoon tea with scones?
We did a little of that. A little pub crawling, played a little darts, I played chess more. I got really into the chess. I've always played; I've always really liked it.