Sarah Silverman & Catherine Hardwicke-Challenging Assumptions

Sarah Silverman--standup comedian, writer and TV star--has shocked many an audience with her outrageous humor. Now she stars in the new dramatic film "I Smile Back," in which she plays a tragically troubled housewife. She tells us about the deal her dad (in real life) made with her to leave NYU and pursue her career--and the gender assumptions she ran into when she started at Saturday Night Live in the 90s.

Catherine Hardwicke made her directorial debut with the movie "Thirteen" in 2003, and attained blockbuster status directing "Twilight" in 2008. It's rare to find a female director who's been in the business for over 30 years—and still working. Hardwicke's latest film is "Miss You Already," starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Colette. And this wasn't even her first career.  

Meet them both in this episode of Inflection Point.

Read the edited and condensed interview in Fortune.

SARAH SILVERMAN, COMEDIAN/ACTRESS

SARAH SILVERMAN, COMEDIAN/ACTRESS

CATHERINE HARDWICKE, FILM DIRECTOR

CATHERINE HARDWICKE, FILM DIRECTOR