When it comes to being outspoken, Sarah Silverman never shies away from it, especially tonight after collecting an Emmy for writing on her HBO variety special We Are Miracle. The timing of her backstage appearance was tough as it came after she, along with everyone else, watched the tribute to Robin Williams on the telecast. When asked about her stoned look on the red carpet, Silverman defended herself, “I was carrying pot in my purse for later. It’s legal! I like to have a puff as a treat at appropriate times.”
Silverman was then asked what her celebratory Emmy meal would be, to which she responded, “Really, guys, I’m not high” before disclosing a pothead’s munchies delight, “I like to have a nice 7-11 meal or peanut butter and jelly on toast.” Silverman also was asked about her recurring role on Showtime’s Masters Of Sex, in which she had a nude scene. “Suddenly since I turned 40, I’m doing a lot of nudity,” she said. “They’re just boobs. Hey, yeah, they’re as low as they’ve been, but they’re as high as they’ll ever be.”
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Talking about how she landed the role on Masters, Silverman revealed that the character had been conceived with her in mind. “F**king the star solidified it,” she added, referring to her boyfriend, Masters Of Sex male lead Michael Sheen. Excusing herself a bit for being blue, Silverman said, “We just had the Robin Williams tribute. I feel weird.”
When asked by one reporter what her mother would think of her being barefoot at the Emmys as a Jewish woman, Silverman unloaded one more zinger, saying, “My Jewish mom wears overalls and two different socks. But don’t tell anyone: The shoes are by Geppetto and I remember that, because not only is he the guy who made Pinocchio, but he also designed shoes during the Nazi war effort.”
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