Glamour‘s interview (online 7/11/14) of Annaleigh Ashford, who plays Betty on Masters of Sex, features the first Masters photo we’ve gotten that includes Sarah (in her role of Helen). Betty is a lesbian, now married to a man, and Helen is Betty’s ex-lover. (With them in the photo is Greg Grunberg, who plays Betty’s husband.) No word yet on when the first Sarah episode will air.
Here is the portion of the Glamour article that mentions Sarah:
Glamour: And I’m assuming that [Betty] hasn’t backed out of that [marital] arrangement when we’re reunited with her in season two?
Ashford: She’s still married to the Pretzel King and hiding so many secrets from him. Then we meet Betty’s former lover.
Played by Sarah Silverman. I was so pleasantly surprised when they cast her.
I was so excited to work with her. She’s one of the most important comedians of our time. And comedians are often great actors, because as storytellers they’re extremely honest. We had a ball.
Is there anything you can say about the story line?
Only that it’s extremely complicated and unexpected. I think it’s really important that the show is looking at that alternative lifestyle.