Ryan Phillippe Punched Sarah Silverman in the Face, and She Calls It Her Most Awkward Moment
Sarah Silverman has no trouble recalling her most awkward on-camera encounter—which, contrary to her standard comedic hijinks, was not at all funny.
The Emmy-nominated Speck of Dust star joined People's Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview, and when the question came up to recount her most uncomfortable moment on camera, Silverman detailed an unfortunate punch to the face—from actor Ryan Phillippe.
“The most awkward moment I’ve ever had on-camera, and there’s several of them, but I would probably say a movie called The Way of the Gun, where Ryan Phillippe beats me up,” she recalled.
“In one of the takes—I know this sounds like I’m blaming myself, but I think I maybe leaned in or something, but he accidentally connected, knocked me off my feet. I had a huge egg right here [on my cheek], and when I opened my eyes, I probably would’ve cried, but he was already crying, and I felt so bad. I was like, ‘It’s okay.’ I think they used it though. I think that’s the one they used, so it was worth it.”
Cagle also asked the comedienne to reveal the celebrity she’d most want to kiss (Hint: It might be her boyfriend Michael Sheen) and what her recurring nightmare is (It involves the restroom?). Watch those hilarious answers and more in the video above.