These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
The always hilarious Sarah Silverman is hardly the poster child for reservation and restraint. So when she came on HuffPost live today (Nov. 22), we just knew we were in for a treat. And boy were we ever ...
When's the last time you cried?
I feel like I just cried not long ago ... Oh, I taped the CNN: Heroes thing that's going to be on December 1 and that's chock-full of happy and inspirational tears. I always cry at the end of "Defending Your Life," too. Just throwing it in there. So beautiful.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
All television. I love the great TV, and I love the not so great TV. I like the offensive stuff, like "Real Housewives" and "The Bachelor," to me it's fascinating. There should be a show that comes on right after that's just therapists talking about where this comes from.
Would you do a reality show?
It'd be fun! We can follow you around, see what you do, who you date, what you eat. It'd be fun!
Ugh, yeah. That sounds so fun. You know, it's funny because there are things that I love on TV that I would not want to be any part of. Even a lot of one hour shows that I love, I just don't want that life. I'm a quality of life person. They work, like, nine months a year, 18 hours a day. That's just not my cup of tea, but I'm glad they do it.
What’s the working title of your autobiography?
"Chocolate Rain: The Sarah Silverman Story."
What's one thing you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of someone else?
I talk to my dog, even though he's passed away now. I've been working toward continuing to talk to him because I would talk to him all day long and I would work so much stuff out and it's stupid just to stop talking to him just because he's dead. It's not like he's participating any less in the conversation. And I guess rigorous masturbation. [Sarah's dad, who joined the chat earlier via Google Hangout, pops back on-screen] I didn't know he was still here!
This is where it gets awkward ...
At least he's wearing a shirt. Usually when we Skype ... He's like a 10-year-old, he's in and out of the pool so much, that he's just always in his bathing suit.