U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has turned down the chance to play actor Jason Segel's mum on hit TV comedy How I Met Your Mother.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star publicly appealed to Clinton to play his on-screen character Marshall Eriksen's mother during a March (12) interview, but the busy politician has politely declined the offer, although she admits she fully intends on starring opposite the funnyman in the future when her schedule dies down.
Internet blog Politico has obtained a copy of Clinton's rejection letter, which reads, "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."
Segel revived the Muppets for last year's (11) hit family film.