At the end of 2020, a Hollywood film crew descended on Humboldt County to film Jason Segel’s newest movies. With the film’s release set for February 11, details of the film are now being released to the public.
The Sky is Everywhere is based on the beloved book by Jandy Nelson and stars Segel, Cherry Jones and Pico Alexander. The story follows a shy, teenage musician who tries to keep things together in the aftermath of her sister’s death.
The film has been much talked about since the production took over the streets of Eureka in 2020. Photos show the cast dancing through the streets as much of the town was shut down during the film shoot. The film, directed by Josephine Decker, will be released on Apple TV+ and in select theaters.
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During the filming of The Sky is Everywhere, locals continuously saw Segel exploring the area and he was courteous enough to take a few photos in the process.
While Segel was in Northern California, he also took some time to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. He explained his experience on the â€˜Late Showâ€™ with Stephen Colbert.
â€œThere was that lull in the middle where we though maybe things were calming down and I went and shot a movie in Humboldt County in Northern California in the redwoods,â€ he told Colbert. â€œIt was very, very beautiful.â€
During the interview, he opined about the beauty of the area and even jokingly discussed the legends of Bigfoot on the Lost Coast. In one anecdote, Segel explains how he sat on a log and cried in Lassen.
â€œI took myself to Lassen Volcanic National Park,â€ said Segel. â€œI decided I was going to have myself an Into The Wild kind of day. I walked until I got tired but did not factor in that I have to walk backâ€¦ At one point I got so tired and I knew what I needed to do and I just sat down and cried. Iâ€™m not embarrassed to say it, I sat on a log and cried and cried.â€
â€œAnd I said to myself, â€˜Jason, someday youâ€™re going to come back here and this is going to be easy.’â€
Sorry Jason, Lassenâ€™s not for the faint of heart! Watch the full discussion of NorCal below:
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