The 19th annual festival will screen 75 films from June 25-30
Bill is (was for us on Eastern/Central time)on Bob’s Burgers tonight! It will probably be online soon to watch.
Bill is happy to see the paparazzi.
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-May 25, with the closing ceremony and awards handed out May 24.
(should say Sunday, June 1)
Bill Hader, actor, comedian, ex-Saturday Night Live cast member and host of TCM’s Essentials Jr. introduces “The Muppet Movie” (1979), poolside at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Saturday night.
It’s actually an idea we’ve been working on for a while. Last year when we did Ian Rubbish — which was directed by Rhys Thomas who works at SNL, Seth wrote the piece, Bill was part of it — and when we made it we wanted it to look real as opposed to it just being a joke. So there was a lot of attention to detail that we sort of crammed into those few minutes that we immediately wanted to keep doing it. Not just of music, but maybe a political story or a sports story, and it kept coming up. And Bill is a huge movie fan, he knows all these documentaries — not just the documentaries you go to the movies to see, but stuff you find on Netflix and YouTube where there’s all kinds of obscure documentaries. So we thought, let’s make some. So the Ian Rubbish thing was sort of a launching pad. The other thing we thought too was just so that it’s not just me Bill and Seth at the center of it, we thought it’d be good to have some other actors in it and some other figures in it so that it looks even more authentic. (X)
Charlie Rose : Lets talk about Bill.
Kristen Wiig: Lets do.
Charlie : He is so great.
Kristen : Yeah, he is so great. He is one of those people that um when we do the table read on Wednesday, its like you get exited when he is going to do something because you read the character description like bill walks in as a blah blah blah and then you know he’ll start talking and just to see what he does with that description and the way he can manipulate his voice and not to mention he is just like the nicest guy, he is the best. (X)