Bill Hader on Why He Doesn’t Sign Star Wars Merchandise and Why He Feels He Can’t Take Full Credit for BB-8

Bill Hader is part of the war of stars Universum and was recognized as a “Voice Consultant” for BB-8’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Ben Schwartz. The barry Star is often asked to sign merchandise with the droid, but Hader recently shared why he stopped signing altogether.

“I don’t sign them,” Hader said Happy sad confused podcast. “Signature people don’t like me. I’m not signing anything.”

Hader elaborated on why he stopped signing gear from fans, saying, “You know what it was? I was always signing things and then one time I saw someone and they had their kid come up to me for a drawing BB-8 thing and it was 3 a.m. I left it From the inside out Premiere and then we went to an after party and it was super late and this guy kept his kid up all night. [He] was like, ‘Go over there and get him to sign it so I can sell it online.’

He continued, “I was like, ‘This is messed up.’ So now I just pretend I don’t draw any of that shit.

Hader also shared why he doesn’t think he should be credited with voicing BB-8, saying he’s done some voice stuff that just didn’t work.

“It’s really sweet that JJ Abrams put my name on it, but I came in and did things for it that didn’t work,” he said. “Then he brought me in later and said, ‘Hey, do you want to do this?’ It was like a … talk box thing, and then I did it. And the reason he didn’t let me come back is because anybody can do that. It’s like a machine you can drive.

Watch the Hader interview in the video below.

Source: Deadline

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