Sarah Silverman has just announced she gained twenty pounds for her nude scene in the upcoming film, Take This Waltz. The director, Sarah Polley, wanted “real bodies and real women.” I should probably react by saying “Go healthy woman’s body image!” and “Polley and Silverman are empowering us all!” But honestly . . . I’m just excited to see Silverman naked. I don’t care if she’s 98 or 298 pounds, the idea of Silverman naked on screen is just awesome. Sarah is living the frickin’ dream. She got famous by being adorably vulgar, has slept with countless comedians, and, after breaking into film, is now earning her first nude scene not by working out eighty hours a week, but by eating donuts! Sarah, you are my hero.
Maybe part of my excitement is due to the fact that I harbor a bit of a crush for Sarah’s sister, Laura Silverman. Laura has that cute almost-Asian look when she smiles, squints, or does almost anything with her face. (By the way, check out Laura as a crazy Christian lady news anchor on Hulu in the webseries Goodnight Burbank. Did I mention the show is written by and co-stars British Jewish internet comedian Hayden Black? And British Jews are the best at being self-deprecating.)
And for anyone who is disappointed that they finally get to see Sarah naked but she won’t be all buff and hot and stuff, remember: With the twenty extra pounds, her boobs are going to be so much bigger.