Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Sarah Silverman: Do I have enough ambition?

Published 18/09/2015

Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman never makes career plans.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Sarah Silverman worries she's not ambitious enough.

It seems like a strange statement from an actress who has enjoyed successful stints on TV with shows like Masters of Sex and now on the silver screen with drama I Smile Back.

But the 44-year-old believes her laidback attitude is very different to that of other stars in Hollywood.

“Maybe I have not enough ambition for this business, but I never make a plan. I keep my overhead low. I own my apartment and my car. So if something crosses my path and it’s interesting, then it is exciting to do," she shrugged to deadline.com.

I Smile Back, a film about a married woman who sleeps with other men and takes drugs, leading her family down a path of destruction, seems a change of direction for Sarah. Known her stand-up and comedic roles, she insists dramatic projects weren't something she was deliberately avoiding.

"I’m open to anything but it’s not like I want to... I don’t have anything to prove - I love comedy. I’m proud of being a comedian. I’m not looking to not be a comedian anymore,” she explained. “I’m so glad I didn’t know how dark and scary this experience would be because I would have p**sied out. I went into going between action and cut that it will be whatever, but we’ll still have a good time. I didn’t realise that what all these actors say - and I roll my eyes at - is true. It’s a lot, it’s so much. It’s heavy.”

I Smile Back premiered at Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week and hits cinemas from next month.

© Cover Media

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph