Sarah Silverman on Jimmy Kimmel: I Will Always Love Him

March 16, 2010 By:
Sarah Silverman on Jimmy Kimmel: I Will Always Love Him

Looks like we're not the only ones still hung up on the Sarah/Jimmy breakup. In a candid new interview with Playboy magazine, Sarah Silverman admits she's still in love with her ex Jimmy Kimmel.

In the April issue of the magazine, Sarah talks about how she still loves Jimmy, marriage, and how she was depressed as a teenager. Here are some highlights from the interview:

On her first romantic encounter with Jimmy Kimmel:

“We were watching Broadway Danny Rose. We were like nose-to-nose for what felt like 40 minutes…then we just started kissing and making out and fooling around. It got all hot and heavy, and I was like, ‘Do you want to go to the bedroom?’ And he’s like [softly], ‘Okay.’ I walked down the hallway and into my bedroom, and I turn around and he’s standing in the doorway, totally naked…I don’t know how he got his clothes off in that amount of time. I’d never seen him naked before, so it was a little bit shocking. I was like [gasps], ‘Oh!’ And he goes, ‘Well, we’re definitely going to do it, right?’

On the Jimmy Kimmel breakup:

“Sometimes loving each other isn’t enough. You have to be responsible for your own happiness. You can’t stay in a relationship because you’re afraid of the unknown. But I will always love him. Sometimes I think maybe we’ll die together in our old age or something.”

One her interest in marriage:

“I love going to weddings, and I love it when my friends get married. I’m not against marriage, but it’s just not for me. I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t have a problem if you want a hamburger. Marriage, to me, is like eating meat. I think it’s gross and fu*king crazy… If you’re getting married today, it’s the equivalent of joining a country club that doesn’t allow blacks or Jews.”

On whether or not it’s true she swore as a child to please her father:

“It is. When I was three years old he taught me how to say ‘bitch,’ ‘bastard,’ ‘damn,’ and ‘shit.’ Looking back on it now it’s pretty obvious why I do the sort of comedy I do. As a kid I said swear words to adults, and they laughed wildly. Is it such a surprise I’m a shock comedian today? It makes total sense.”

On her severe depression as a teenager:

“I remember when it first happened. I came back from this camping trip, the one where I hid diapers in my sleeping bag, and it just washed over me like a cloud. It was like a cloud covering the sun. I remember the horror story I told myself over and over again: I’m totally alone in my body. Nobody will ever see through my eyes. I’m just completely alone.”

On what her psychiatrist prescribed her:

“You’re not going to believe this, but [my shrink] eventually had me taking four Xanax four times a day—16 Xanax a day, for a 14-year-old girl. She upped the dose every time. She should be in prison.”

On what musician is a fan of her racist jokes:

“Oh God, that’s the worst. I had a boyfriend who called it mouth-full-of-blood laughs. It’s when people are laughing at the wrong thing. One time the lead singer of a very popular band from the 1980s—I can’t give you his name—came up to me after a show, and I swear to God, he goes, ‘You’re my favorite comedian. You have the best n*gger jokes.’ I was like, ‘I…I…didn’t mean…” And he turns to his friends and says, ‘She’s got the best n*gger jokes!’ ….I’ll say just this: After that, I stopped believin’.”

On who she would choose to sing the song she wrote:

“I want to get one of those teen pop girls to sing it, like Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus, because it’s about teen angst…If I did it, it’d just be lame. But I think it’d really be cool if people were like, ‘You know that new Miley Cyrus song? The comedian Sarah Silverman wrote it.’ That would be awesome.”