Sarah Silverman will join the cast of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed series Masters of Sex, the network announced moments ago. The one-hour drama stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who play William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who both pioneered the science of human sexuality. Though Showtime wasn’t thick on details, they did say that Silverman would join the second season of Masters of Sex as “Helen,” a recurring character.
To those of you who may be questioning Silverman’s casting in a drama, let’s remember that Caplan comes from a comedy pedigree – Party Down, anyone? – and Silverman was outstanding in a fairly serious role in Take This Waltz opposite Michelle Williams (see below).
The second season of Masters of Sex is currently filming in Los Angeles and is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, July 13 at 10 pm ET on Showtime. Here’s an interesting sidenote: Silverman is dating Masters of Sex star Michael Sheen in real life!