Sarah will bed Ashford in Masters of Sex

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A second photo has been published of Sarah on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, although her episodes have not yet aired. This pic accompanied xfinity’s July 25 TV blog report about a recent press party held on the Masters Of Sex set in Culver City (CA). Here’s an excerpt, which includes new tidbits, including the reveal that Sarah’s Helen character will “get horizontal” with Annaleigh Ashford’s Betty:

     As Betty in the first season, we met the hard edged prostitute who helped Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) in the early stages of his sex study. Later in the season, however, we found that, despite being a lesbian, Betty had married pretzel mogul Gene (Greg Grunberg) and was putting her sexuality in the closet for the sake of having a more grounded, satisfying life.
     Now in Season 2, Betty is back and while she’s as sassy and ballsy as ever, she’s also still in a marriage that may satisfy her wardrobe but isn’t satisfying her sexually. That is, until Sarah Silverman’s Helen shows up and a new, closeted romance, is going to start.
     At a press party held on the Masters Of Sex set in Culver City, the actress gushed about working with Silverman. “First of all, she’s like one of the most magical people to be with on set.” And while we’re used to the comedic side of Silverman, it’s that side that helps her work her magic in the world of drama, too. “What makes great comedians great is they’re so honest,” Ashford said. “And she’s so honest and beautiful as an actress and just so giving.”
     The actress, known for her Broadway work in such shows as Kinky Boots and Hair as well as the upcoming “You Can’t Take It With You,” did also reveal that Betty and Helen do get horizontal in the course of their storyline but, perhaps to alleviate any nervousness, ended up singing a song from “Gypsy” with her co-star. Ashford recounted that in regards to their costumes for the scene she said to Silverman, “’You look like Louise, and I look like June from Gypsy.’ And [Silverman] turned around and went, ‘If momma was married…’ We sang the whole song! She knew the harmonies. We sang literally the whole song!”

 

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