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Sarah will bed Ashford in Masters of Sex

Posted by Gator on July 25th, 2014

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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!”

 

Sarah in new Seinfeld series episode 1

Posted by Gator on July 24th, 2014

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Sarah is one of the three guests in today’s premiere of Jerry Seinfeld’s new series that is a companion to his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The new series, Single Shots, uses some of the film footage that was cut from the original interviews. (Sarah was the featured interview in episode 1 of season 2 of CCGC.) Each episode of Single Shots is organized around a theme, splicing together never-before-seen theme-related scenes involving several previous CCGC guests.. The first episode is “Donuts.”  Jerry and Sarah take out from K&C Donut and snack as they drive. The Sarah sections of the episode are at timecodes 24s, 1m:19s, and 1m:54s.

The other two guests in the “Donuts” episode are Tina Fey and Brian Regan. The episode is just over two minutes long. New episodes are released each Thursday at noon (ET). You can watch at Crackle.com or ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee.com.

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Sarah on fashion in Harper’s Bazaar

Posted by Gator on July 23rd, 2014

Here’s Sarah’s 7/23/14 article on fashion
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Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

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By Sarah Silverman (as told to Charlotte Cowles)
HarpersBazaar.com  July 23, 2014

     I wore nothing but hoodies and jeans for the majority of my life, but when you turn 40 that becomes less cute. I’m still a slob most of the time, but I do love fashion, and I’ve grown to appreciate it more—especially people who do it really well. In my old age I’m finally getting it.
    I used to get so much anxiety when I put on a fancy dress. I’d be like, “This isn’t me! F*ck you! I’ll wear whatever the f*ck I want!” I think all comics have an inherent problem with authority, fashion or otherwise. But the part about not looking like myself has worn off—of course, I’m still me, no matter what I wear. I do feel weird in an outfit I can’t be funny in, though. Sometimes a beautiful dress just makes you talk differently: “Hi, I’m wearing Dolce & Gabbahhhna.” I need to be loose and let my face be ugly when I’m talking, if that’s what I want to do.
    Last year I met the stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, and I fell in love with them. Now I do whatever they tell me. I once saw this featurette on Jack Nicholson where he says, (more…)

Masters of Sex update (w/first Sarah pic!)

Posted by Gator on July 12th, 2014

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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.

England finally gets Sarah’s advice

Posted by Gator on July 8th, 2014

070814GlamourUKcovLots of media reporting right now about the “Dos and Don’ts” article by Sarah published in the August issue of the U.K. edition of Glamour. What those reports don’t point out is that that exact article was published two months earlier in the U.S. edition, so we showed it to you here in mid-May.

On Letterman re-run 7/2/14

Posted by Gator on July 2nd, 2014

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Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) is re-running Sarah’s May 20 appearance tonight.

Sarah interviews Whitney

Posted by Gator on June 29th, 2014

Sarah talked to Whitney Cummings for Vulture.com just before Whitney’s new Comedy Central special premiered. This is mostly about Whitney, but Sarah fans may be interested in the recognizable “voice” of Sarah that also comes through.

062614vultureHdlnAfter her sitcom Whitney got canceled,Whitney Cummings knew she’d always return to stand-up. Her second hour-long special, I Love You, premieres this Saturday on Comedy Central. Vulture got comedian/actor/forever-endearing-person Sarah Silverman to talk to her friend and fellow stand-up. The two discuss being vulnerable onstage, roasts, “vagina” vs. “pussy,” and love.

Sarah Silverman: Hello? Ring, ring!
Whitney Cummings: Ring, ring! Hi, girl.

You know, Whitney, what is this all about? This is all about two comedians having a phone call like they’re just on the phone … for Vulture.
Stop pretending like we don’t record all of our phone conversations.

Yeah, all our phone conversations are recorded. And we’re texting while we’re doing this.
I’m gonna text you some questions to ask me. [Both laugh.]

Well, Whitney, my friend, Whitney Cummings, I Love You is the title of your special, which is coming out on Comedy Central this weekend, and I can say with no doubt in my heart or mind that this is the best title of a special I have ever heard.
Like 2 percent of me still thinks you’re mocking me.

[Laughs] I’m not that kind of person.
Thank you. Just curious, why do you like it?

First of all, it’s simple, but it’s so complex. “I love you” is the most complex three words you can say to anyone. It can be a totally needy plea. It can be what I need you to say back to me — an attempt at needing to be mirrored. Or it’s a bold statement, brave and vulnerable, to say to someone. And also that you’re saying it to all people that are within the voice of your special, which are strangers to you, 99 percent, so it’s a combination of so real and so not real, and heartbreaking and beautiful, and strong and weak. And so I love it. I think it’s amazing. Just like when you had your short-lived talk show that was not given a chance that was the best title of a show I’d ever heard: Love You, Mean It.
Aww. Before we were buddies, you emailed me that. I just remembered that. That was so nice.

I know, because my brain exploded when I saw the commercial. Also, your hair looked incredible in the commercial.
It did. I was saying “Love you, mean it” to my hairstylist. That’s who it was geared towards.

That is the best hair I’ve seen since Cher in Moonstruck.
Oh my God, you’re the best. I feel like comedians, and my, instinct all the time is to come up with a funny title.

Funny titles are always a mistake.
Always a mistake because they just end up sounding hackneyed or forced. Or like, you’re doing press and you’re promoting it and every time you say it, if it doesn’t get a laugh, you feel terrible about yourself. It’s rough when you’re stuck with it, but at the same time, I Love You is weirdly so funny to me. I’m kind of emotionally dyslexic, and when I feel vulnerable or nervous, I laugh. So, to me, I Love You is a really funny title, but it wasn’t like intentionally supposed to be funny,

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