Sarah Silverman has no trouble recalling her most awkward on-camera encounter — which, contrary to her standard comedic hijinks, was not at all funny.
The Emmy-nominated Speck of Dust star joined PEOPLE and EW Editorial Director Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview (streaming now on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network), and when the question came up to recount her most uncomfortable moment on camera, Silverman detailed an unfortunate punch to the face — from actor Ryan Phillippe.
“The most awkward moment I’ve ever had on-camera, and there’s several of them, but I would probably say a movie called The Way of the Gun, where Ryan Phillippe beats me up,” she recalled.
“In one of the takes — I know this sounds like I’m blaming myself, but I think I maybe leaned in or something — but he accidentally connected, knocked me off my feet. I had a huge egg right here [on my cheek], and when I opened my eyes, I probably would’ve cried, but he was already crying, and I felt so bad. I was like, ‘It’s okay.’ I think they used it though. I think that’s the one they used, so it was worth it.”
Cagle also asked the comedienne to reveal the celebrity she’d most want to kiss (Hint: It might be her boyfriend Michael Sheen) and what her recurring nightmare is (It involves the restroom?). Watch those hilarious answers and more in the video above.
Silverman is an eight-time Emmy nominee and a two-time winner for her 2013 comedy special We Are Miracles and the 2008 song “I’m F—ing Matt Damon” which she wrote and recorded for Jimmy Kimmel Live.
—With KARA WARNER
This article originally appeared on People.com