‘Barry’ photo from a reader

Hey folks, love your site – just wanted to pass along a pic of an ad for Barry that I saw earlier today. 
The web address goes to HBO’s site for Barry. I haven’t tried the phone number yet!
Apologies for the crappiness of the pic, it was taken from a moving car. If I’m in the area again I’ll try to take a better one (this was on Lincoln around Venice in LA). 
I just tried the number-it’s a recording of Gene!
[Thank you, “Grilled Cheese!” for the photo!)

‘Bill Hader Kills’


                                                                                                                                                                                                    (photo by Malerie Marder)

Hader does something alchemical in the scene: you feel that Barry is drowning in a black lake of yearning and self-hatred. To convey that despair, Hader said, he borrowed the way his high-school friend Duffy Boudreau, who writes for the show, holds his breath when he’s nervous, as well as Alec Berg’s wide-eyed look of shock. When pressed, he acknowledged that the moment also reflected high-school memories: “Being heartbroken by my first girlfriend. And Scholastic Night, when me and this other kid were the only two kids out of seventy not invited, because you had to have a C average—and I just felt like a dummy.” His sister Kara told me that she was startled by that scene: “I couldn’t believe that Bill was finally showing himself, finally being vulnerable to being denied and having his heart broken. I was almost brokenhearted watching it.”

[thank you to reader Lisa! Read the rest at NewYorker]

‘Barry’ Season 2 Trailer Sees Bill Hader Trying Keep Murders and Theater Separate

We don’t know much about the specifics of Season 2 yet, except the directors, which were revealed back in August: “For Season 2, Hader and Alec Berg will each direct two episodes, while acclaimed Atlanta director Hiro Murai—who directed two Season 1 episodes—is also returning to helm two episodes of Season 2. Rounding out the list are two Barry newcomers each helming one episode: Liza Johnson (Elvis & Nixon) and Minkie Spiro (Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife).” But the trailer also reveals the search for Janice (Paula Newsome), who is missing, and the reaction Gene (Harry Winkler) has to it (mostly by using the acting class as therapy). Barry meanwhile is working in an athletic shop, trying to keep his lives separate, but as Gene jovially notes: “Barry there is an inherent darkness within you, I had the same instinct with Charlie Manson.”

[read the full article at Collider]