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Sarah Silverman Says Her Full Frontal Nudity in 'Take This Waltz' Nearly Stopped Her Heart

Sarah Silverman Says Her Full Frontal Nudity in 'Take This Waltz' Nearly Stopped Her Heart

Comedian and LGBT ally Sarah Silverman says she nearly had a heart attack upon viewing her full-frontal nude scene in Sarah Polley’s film Take This Waltz, which screened Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Silverman, who gained 20 pounds for the role of Geraldine in the Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan starrer told reporters at a press conference that she panicked when her nude swimming pool scene came on.

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Comedian and LGBT ally Sarah Silverman says she nearly had a heart attack upon viewing her full-frontal nude scene in Sarah Polley’s film Take This Waltz, which screened Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Silverman, who gained 20 pounds for the role of Geraldine in the Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan starrer told reporters at a press conference that she panicked when her nude swimming pool scene came on.

“I was completely watching it (TIFF premiere) and having fun, and when the swimming pool scene was coming, I panicked.” Silverman said. “Then, when it came, and I saw my full frontal, I had an actual heart attack -- and I’m proud to have done it.”

Regarding gaining weight for the role Silverman says that actress-turned-director Polley (the critically acclaimed Away from Her) wanted “real bodies and real women.”

"So I actually gained 20 pounds for the role,” Silverman said.  I wanted to be lumpier. I said, wouldn’t it be interesting to have a posture of a lady caveman. I’m really happy with that.”

The film tells the story of Margot (Williams) who’s happily married to Lou (Rogen) a cookbook writer, but faces challenges when she meets and forms an instant bond with Daniel (Luke Kirby). Silverman plays Margot’s friend Geraldine, who's in recovery.


Here’s a scene between Silverman and Williams.

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.