Hillary Clinton, Jason Segel

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Jason Segel won't be getting a 3 a.m. call anytime soon from this potential costar, let alone one of those famous text messages.

Last week while stopping by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to plug his latest romantic comedy, The Five Year Engagement, the comic actor told the host that if he had but one wish, he'd love to work with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the big screen. 

Alas, in a rather Shermanesque statement, the onetime presidential contender took herself out of the running—at least for now.

Politico obtained a letter the 64-year-old Clinton sent the 32-year-old Segel last month in which she let him down gently, saying she was otherwise engaged…you know, with more pressing business. 

"Dear Mr. Segel," the note began. "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."

 If a new Muppet film is all it will take, the funnyman may have a hard time locking Clinton in. That because he's no longer involved in a follow-up to his successful Muppets reboot.

Perhaps Hillary might consider a cameo on How I Met Your Mother?!

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