As It Turns Out, You Probably Enjoyed Watching Him On The Show Way More than that he enjoyed acting in it.
While appearing as part of The Hollywood Reporter comedians roundtable series, Jason revealed that at the peak Himymof success, he was in fact “really unhappy”.
“There was a period in my life and career around the last few years How I Met Your Mother Where things were going great in both movies and TV, and everyone was telling me how well it was going,” he explained.
“Then why did I have to deal with it? What is this equation about? I think what I had to deal with is deciding ‘Fuck it, I do what I want’ Very good, but unfortunately, there is a system of permission where people go, ‘we don’t care.’ Like, ‘Good for you, man.'”
Jason also said that after Himym finished in 2014, he “didn’t know what I wanted to do next.” “I really wondered whether I was really good enough to do the play,” he admitted.
He pointed to his portrayal of the late author David Foster Wallace in the 2014 film end of tour as an example of a challenging role that found him working outside his comfort zone.
“You prepare differently for comedy,” he explained. “How we came in was a lot of improvisation, and those were big parts of the dialogue. I was literally just playing in my head, ‘What would Edward Norton do?'”
“I got a dialect coach and did all these things I heard you’re a real actor. But man, I was scared.”
Watch the full conversation here.