Posted on Friday, September 17th, 2010 by Adam Quigley
Let’s skip the formalities, shall we? Sarah Silverman is co-starring in Sarah Polley‘s film Take This Waltz, and for the first time in her career, she will be appearing naked. As in: full-frontal nudity. The context of this scene is unknown, but her first line in the film is, “I look in the mirror, and I wanna f**k myself.” If there were ever an appropriate time for Silverman to bare all for the screen, it sounds like this is it.
(Ladies, in case you haven’t already, you may want to pass on this article.)
Sarah Silverman revealed that she went nude for the film in an interview with Moviefone.
I go totally naked. Full frontal. It’s going to be awful. It’s so not pretty.
I doubt that very much, but then, Silverman has always been self-deprecating about her sexual appeal. In Judd Apatow’s Funny People, she had a cameo as herself where she described sex with her through metaphors about meat and then proceeded to act it out by squeezing her lips together.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Sarah Silverman’s perverse stand-up acts, and I have to wonder, would people still find her funny were she not also incredibly attractive? While Silverman does have a likable and deceptively gentle presence, much of her appeal seems built around the fact that she’s a hot woman telling crude jokes. This item of news certainly wouldn’t exist were it not for her possessing those essential qualities, but the question I pose to you guys is: Would Silverman have a career without them?
Take This Waltz is actress Sarah Polley’s second feature film after the critically-acclaimed Away From Her, and is a dramedy about “a young woman (played by Michelle Williams) whose struggles with infidelity leads her to the realization that she may be addicted to the honeymoon period of her relationships.” Seth Rogen stars alongside Williams as her husband (more or less believable than the couplings in The Dilemma?), and Silverman plays Rogen’s sister.