The actress is nominated for her role in I Smile Back

By Ana Calderone
January 30, 2016 08:15 PM

Sarah Silverman is playing it safe this awards season.

On the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, the actress joked to Giuliana Rancic that she doesn’t want a repeat of a past Emmy Awards when the E! host found marijuana in her bag.

“I didn’t bring a purse this time, I didn’t want to be overshadowed,” said Silverman, wearing a beige Vivienne Westwood gown. “Last time I showed you my purse, was that I had weed in my purse.”

Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen
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“I won that Emmy that year, totally overshadowed,” she continued.

But the star, who is nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for her part in I Smile Back, does have a backup plan.

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“My boyfriend is smuggling it in his rectum,” she joked of actor Michael Sheen.

The couple have been dating since early 2014.

“He really classes me up and I just pull him right down to my level unfortunately for him,” she has said of the Masters of Sex star.

The 22nd annual SAG Awards are being presented live and airing on both TNT and TBS.