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Hillary Clinton Rejects Jason Segel's Co-Star Offer

Posted: 04/30/2012 11:53 pm Updated: 05/ 1/2012 12:12 am

Hillary Clinton Jason Segel

Hillary Clinton may be down with texting and letting loose in Cartegena nightclubs, but she's not ready for her big-screen debut -- at least not yet.

Jason Segel, who stars in TV's "How I Met Your Mother," said last week that the secretary of state turned down his offer to work with him on screen.

"Everyone always asks me, like on a red carpet or wherever, 'Who is the mother?'" Segel said while appearing on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" Thursday, referring to the mystery identity of the eponymous matriarch of his hit show. "I always say Hillary Clinton as a joke."

Apparently, Clinton paid attention to his repeated references.

"I got a letter in the mail," Segel told Fallon. "I got a rejection letter from Hillary Clinton."

On Monday, Politico obtained Clinton's note to Segel, which comically references his past roles in "The Muppets" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." Clinton wrote:

"I was delighted to read about your interest in sharing the big screen with me. As you can imagine, I am a little occupied at the moment, but perhaps someday I can help you forget Sarah Marshall ... again. My only condition is that there be Muppets involved, and that is non-negotiable. In the meantime, you have my best wishes for continued success with your career.

Clinton's correspondence with Segel is the latest example of the former First Lady's recent pop culture renaissance. Earlier this month, the Texts From Hillary blog became hugely popular when it depicted Clinton texting with the likes of President Barack Obama, Anthony Weiner and Ryan Gosling. Clinton even got in on the joke herself, submitting her own idea for a post on the site and inviting the blog's founders to meet with her at the State Department.

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