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Bill Hader Cries While Revealing He Only Saw His Kids for Five Days All Summer

Bill Hader Cries While Revealing He Only Saw His Kids for Five Days All Summer

Bill Hader is on the cover of Variety‘s Golden Globes issue, out now.

Here’s what the 40-year-old actor had to say…

On Saturday Night Live: “Any time someone says things to me that I don’t understand, I go, ‘Did I say that on SNL?’ I never saw any of the stuff I did. I think a nanny showed my kids Stefon, or the Californians or something. They came in and were like, ‘Dad, look at this.’ I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. There I am.’”

On being uncomfortable on the show: “When I was on SNL, I was a bit of a basket case. It could not have been easy on my wife at the time. I was so consumed with work and anxiety…sometimes I felt like people thought, ‘Oh, he’s just wanting attention or something.’ It was like, ‘No, man, I’m legit. I’m freaking out right now.’”

On his demanding work schedule: “I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer. It was terrible. So I’m going, ‘Next summer I’m taking off. And I’m going to spend every day with them.’ It’s this weird thing where when you’re in this industry, you don’t have time to be with them, and it’s really, really difficult. I’m getting emotional right now talking about it…congrats, it’s the first interview I’ve ever cried in.”

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