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Sarah Silverman proves she's not joking with 'I Smile Back'

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 01:37

Sarah Silverman, best known for her comedic turns in films and TV, acts straight in 'I Smile Back' as a housewife whose life is on a downward spiral. Rollo Ross reports.

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It's no joke that Sarah Silverman has left comedy behind with new movie 'I Smile Back'. In fact, she's even been critically acclaimed for her role as a housewife whose life is spiralling out of control through depressions, drugs, alcohol and illicit affairs. SOUNDBITE Actress, Sarah Silverman, saying (English): "Comedians in general tend to come from a dark place. The reason that most comedians become funny is that survival skill, to be able to survive childhood, to be able to get through difficult times. I wasn't my best self all the time because I had all these emotions just kind of here. I felt like a toddler that didn't know what to do with their feelings sometimes but it was really exhilarating and it's something I'm so glad I didn't know it wouldn't be fun because I definitely would have tried to weasel out of it and I'm so glad I did it. It was an amazing experience for me." 'I Smile Back' is out in the US on October 23.

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Sarah Silverman proves she's not joking with 'I Smile Back'

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 01:37