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Jason Biggs is ready to take on Sarah Silverman.
The Catholic-raised actor —who is often cast as Jewish characters — joked that Silverman’s recent comments that Hollywood has a “Jewface” problem with casting gentiles in Jewish roles felt like a “straight-up attack,” at the Citymeals On Wheels 34th annual luncheon.
Biggs’ wife, Jenny Mollen, thoughtfully pointed out to Page Six that she’s Jewish, their two sons are Jewish — and her husband “should just convert at this point.”
“I tell you what, if she [Silverman] starts a movement I will convert to Judaism for the sake of my livelihood,” Biggs quipped. “My kids are Jewish, my wife is Jewish, I feel like I’m good, I feel like I’m safe.”
Last month, Silverman — who much to Biggs’ relief didn’t mention him by name —complained that Catholic-raised actress Kathryn Hahn had been tapped to portray Jewish comedienne, Joan Rivers, in an upcoming limited series.
(Plans have been scrapped because the network didn’t have Rivers’ life rights).
Meanwhile, Biggs, 43, can be seen hosting “Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door” while Mollen has been busy finishing her first fictional novel, “City of Likes,” about a momfluencer. It’s due out in April of next year — and television rights have already been sold.
“It took me three years; it was a slog,” Mollen revealed. “It really tested me in every way. Also the timing of when it was done — trying to sell it during the pandemic — it was very difficult, such a learning experience, to put it mildly. I’m thrilled that it’s finally coming out, it feels like a baby that I’ve been pregnant with for years. Like an elephant baby!”
The couple who have been married for 14 years and share sons Sid and Lazlo admit they do have differing “living styles.”
“Jenny’s never met a bottle she’s wanted to put a cap on,” Biggs groused. “I mean, we have kids and they’re glass bottles. I’d say once a week, one gets knocked over and I look at her and just go, ‘Why? It’s just a bottle cap, it’s so easy.’”
Other celebs at the luncheon included Al Roker, Christy Turlington, Daniel Boulud, and Kathleen Turner. Over $1.3 million was raised to help feed elderly, housebound New Yorkers.
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