Sarah Silverman's Awkward Encounter With President Obama
So she probably won't be an ambassador. Or press secretary.
Sarah Silverman is usually the one making people feel awkward, but when she met the most powerful man in the world, she was the one who got tongue tied. Silverman told Howard Stern that she recently had a run-in with President Obama and two staffers, and what started out as a dream ended up in a few cringes.
"He shakes my hand, he goes, 'Oooooo, I'm a big fan! You're very talented! Although I turn the volume down when my girls come into the room,'" the star told Stern. So far, so good.
Then, Silverman said, Obama jokingly thanked her for helping him to win Florida; she ran a campaign called "The Great Schlep" in 2008, urging young Jews to fly to Florida and convince their grandparents to vote for then-Senator Obama.
Finally, the President asked Silverman what she was working on next -- remember, he's a big fan.
Remembering the moment, Silverman told Stern, "I was so nervous and excited." So how did she respond to Obama?
"I'm going to be naked in a movie!" she blurted out.
Cool as always, the President just said, "you'll have to send me a copy" and quickly moved on.
That film, it should be mentioned, is called "Take This Waltz," and will also feature Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams. Silverman told Stern that her nudity is more "shower scene at the YMCA" nudity than anything sexual. Ironically, Silverman just gave an interview to Bill Maher about, among other things, why she never acts in movies.
"It's light acting, not comedy," she said about women in romantic comedies.