Did you know Bill Hader did a voice in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness? And did you know he recorded it just a short time before the film was released? While I’d heard about it through a friend of mine, I’d never heard the real story from Hader himself. So when I got to speak to him backstage at D23 earlier today, I made sure to ask him about it. In addition, he talked about how taking a personal tour of Pixar led to him landing roles in some of their upcoming films, the upcoming season of South Park, SNL, plus future film projects, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
- :15 – Tells the story behind his voice role in Star Trek Into Darkness. He was in Vegas for CinemaCon when Abrams called and needed him to record the voice ASAP, so he was driven to a recording studio in Las Vegas that day.
- 1:32 – His multiple voice roles in Pixar films. Says he went and visited the studio just because he was a fan and then Pete Docter and some other Pixar filmmakers met with him.
- 3:03 – Is he doing radically different voices for each Pixar film?
- 3:37 – Is it starting to sink in that he’s not going back to SNL? Says he’s writing on South Park so he’ll be busy working there when SNL starts back up.
- 4:07 – His past voice roles on South Park. Talks about working on the episode where Stan turns 10, “You’re Getting Old.”
- 4:54 – Future roles. Talks about Skeleton Twins with Kristen Wiig and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Says he’s gonna beat Ratzenberger by being in more Pixar films.