A guilt-ridden Barry tries to wash the blood from his hands

When Lady Macbeth somnambulantly monologues about the imaginary bloodstains that cover her hands in Act V Scene 1 of Macbeth (“Out, damned spot! out, I say!”; “What, will these hands ne’er be clean?”; “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”; yada, yada, yada…), her soul can no longer be saved.…

Bill Hader and James McAvoy in talks to play a couple of grown-up Losers in the It sequel

We can’t help thinking that director Andy Muschietti must have felt a little star-deprived during the filming last year’s summer blockbuster It; outside of Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise—and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard—the film’s cast was mostly made up of lesser-known performers, something of a necessity when casting…

Bill Hader and Alec Berg snuck into a real acting class while researching for Barry

Barry, the new HBO comedy from Bill Hader and Silicon Valley’s Alec Berg, stars Hader as the eponymous hitman who gives up a life of crime after he’s bit by the acting bug while tailing a target in Los Angeles. At the SXSW premiere of the show, we spoke with Hader and Berg about the genesis of the show, and the time…

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Bill Hader brings Stefon back to Saturday Night Live, even without husband Seth Meyers 

While Saturday Night Live all-star alum Bill Hader’s second hosting stint last night didn’t measure up to his first, at least he brought back everyone’s favorite questionably qualified city correspondent Stefon to Weekend Update. As ever, the garishly shirted, intensely edgy, disreputably knowledgeable Stefon took…

Get your first look at the suave ’70s PI Bill Hader is playing on The Simpsons

It’s a good time to be Bill Hader. He has a new HBO show on the way, he’s going back to his old Studio 8H stomping grounds to host Saturday Night Live on March 17, and (in a bit of TV serendipity) the following day he’ll make a return trip to Springfield. After getting some driving lessons from Marge in season 24’s…