'Do I have any facial expressions?: Bill Hader

That is what Bill Hader, creator and star of hit HBO series Barry, asks himself at times as he is often plagued by self-doubt

Bill Hader (left) and Henry Winkler (right) return in a second season of Barry.
Bill Hader (left) and Henry Winkler (right) return in a second season of Barry.PHOTO: HBO

Watching Bill Hader play a host of memorably over-the-top characters on the sketch show Saturday Night Live (SNL), you might never guess the comedian suffered from near-crippling anxiety at the time.

Nor, perhaps, would you expect him to also be a talented director, writer and dramatic actor, as the accolades for Barry - the series he created last year - would suggest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline ''Do I have any facial expressions?''. Subscribe