I’m a huge fan of Bill Hader. Not only can he do amazing impressions that make me laugh out loud, over the past few years he’s proven again and again that he’s an extremely talented actor that can handle drama and comedy with ease. In Pixar’s masterpiece Inside Out, which opens this weekend, Hader voices the character Fear and as you might expect, does a fantastic job. Trust me, Inside Out is a special movie that you want to see in a theater.
At the press day for the film, I landed an exclusive video interview with Bill Hader. He talked about his unusual route to playing fear, how he got involved in the film, what he learned about Pixar that makes their films so great, his experience working with Steven Spielberg on The BFG, his love of Mad Max: Fury Road, and a lot more.
Here’s the interview followed by the time index of what we talked about. If you missed Hader playing “Save or Kill”, you can watch that here.
- 0:21 – How he got involved in the film, his unlikely route to playing Fear, and how Pete Docter’s pitch made him cry.
- 5:10 – His experience working with Steven Spielberg on The BFG, and the director’s generosity in giving credit to those he’s worked with.
- 7:02 – How much he loved Mad Max: Fury Road.