‘Barry’ Emmy Nominee Bill Hader on Why ‘Ronny/Lily’ Scared Him, Origin of NoHo Hank’s Name

There were many standout moments during “Barry’s” second season, which received 17 Emmy nominations on Tuesday. But one of the most talked-about all season was the “Ronny/Lily” episode, which sees Barry (Bill Hader) and Fuches (Stephen Root) deal with Lily (Jessie Giacomazzi), the world’s most terrifying 11-year-old girl.

“There’s something up with her. We still don’t know what it is,” Hader told TheWrap on Tuesday. He said filming that extended fight sequence, was just as terrifying.

“When she had to run up the tree, that was terrifying. I just had a heart attack every time she would go up,” he continued. “Because it really is an 11-year-old girl. She’s on wires and all that. And the tree is not there, we digitally [added] that in. It’s like a rock-climbing wall she was going up. It was terrifying because in my head I’m going, ‘Oh please don’t hurt yourself.‘”

On NoHo Hank-“Gangs in L.A., they would have that. They would have their neighborhood in their name. And I think Hank — I don’t think Hank is his real name — I think he came and just decided that. He somehow sublet a place in North Hollywood and didn’t really understand what kind of neighborhood North Hollywood is. It’s not really that tough. But he knew that’s what people did. And I think he just arbitrarily picked Hank because that sounded the best after NoHo,” Hader explained, adding that he may have workshopped it a little.

“I think he might have initially come out with ‘North Hollywood Henry.’”

(via The Wrap)

Bill Hader Isn’t Letting Barry’s 17 Emmy Nominations Go to His Head

“Getting Emmy recognition—or like, WGA and DGA awards and stuff—it’s kind of mind-boggling. That’s all very, beyond gratifying,” he said. At the same time, he added, being from Oklahoma, he can’t take the Hollywood circus too seriously.

Barry co-creator Alec Berg, he continued, is “the same way. That’s probably why we get along so well. I called him this morning and said, Hey, we got 17 nominations, and he went, Wow, look at us! And that was about it. And then we talked about something else.”

You seem grounded, I suggested to Hader.

“I guess,” he laughed. “Or we’re depressed. Grounded, or fucking mentally disturbed.”

(via Vanity Fair)

‘Barry’ picks up several Emmy Nominations

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series-Bill Hader

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series-Sarah Goldberg

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series-Henry Winkler and Anthony Carrigan and! Stephen Root

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series-Alec Berg for ‘The Audition’ and Bill Hader for ‘ronny/lily’

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series-Alec Berg and Bill Hader for ‘ronny/lily’

Outstanding Comedy Series-Barry

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour)-Barry, ‘ronny/lily’

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series-Barry

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series-Barry, ‘What?’

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Series-Barry, ‘berkman>block’ and ‘ronny/lily

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Comedy or Drama Series Half Hour-Barry, ‘ronny/lily’

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series Half Hour-Barry, ‘ronny/lily’

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program-Barry


Finn Wolfhard on Bill Hader- It Chapter 2

“Bill and I had a few days to just hang out. One day, we just hung out in Bill’s trailer and talked about movies. He even gave me advice about stuff. For Bill, it was easy to study my mannerisms because he could just watch the first movie. I didn’t really have to be there, but he still hung out with me which is really nice. He can handle anything on set because he was on a live show where they had to go-go-go for years.” (via THR)

Bill Hader would be the first HBO series lead actor to win multiple Emmys since that OTHER mobster


HBO has been an Emmy juggernaut for so long that it might be surprising to learn only one lead actor has ever won multiple times for a series on the premium network: James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”). But he might finally have company this year. Bill Hader (“Barry”) is the front-runner to win his second straight Best Comedy Actor prize for playing another killer in the mob world. I guess crime really does pay. (via Gold Derby)