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Sarah Silverman Gets Real About Playing A Depressed Mom In 'I Smile Back'

No belly laughs here.

With reporting by Josh Horowitz

Sarah Silverman is best known for making us laugh. Whether from her stand-up or her comedic roles (or "I'm F--king Matt Damon," which deserves a category of its own), she's typically cast as the funny girl.

Her latest role, as a depressed mom in "I Smile Back," which premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival, veers sharply away from her typical fare.

Asked by MTV News if she had a good time making the film, which she called "challenging," she said, "I always think of good times like in terms of belly laughs. And there weren't any belly laughs."

Her self-medicating, self-loathing character may not be a laugh, and she may not be everyone's cup of tea, either.

"I think a lot of people will have different thoughts on it," she said. "Your hearts might break for her and some people might say f--k her."

For more on Silverman's dramatic turn, check out the interview above.