The comedian-actress opens up (in a classic, hilarious way) about her longtime boyfriend, Michael Sheen.
“He really classes me up and I just pull him right down to my level unfortunately for him,” the comedian told James Lipton while appearing on Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio. “I could go on and on.”
The couple, who have been dating since early 2014, play alongside each other in Showtime’s Master’s of Sex. Despite having been together for quite some time, Silverman couldn’t quite seem to remember her beau’s name when asked who plays the role of Bill Masters.
“Bill Masters is played by the sexy, gorgeous, astoundingly brilliant – I’m just stalling because I can’t remember his name,” the actress joked. “Michael Sheen, who is also my real-life lover.” (Classic Silverman!)
Despite having said that she’s “happy” and “very lucky” to have Sheen by her side, Silverman recently shocked the world when she revealed that she has been dealing with depression.
“I’ve lived with depression and learned to control it, or at least to ride the waves as best I can,” Silverman said in an interview with Glamour magazine. “I’m on a small dose of Zoloft, which, combined with therapy, keeps me healthy but still lets me feel highs and lows.”
Though the comedian works to overcome her depression, she refuses to let it define her.
“I still have downward spirals, days when I have to drag myself onstage to do stand-up or I’m just tweeting Morrissey lyrics from my bed,” she said. “But there’s one thing I know that I used to not know: It will pass.”