Bill Hader recently opened up about his character in the hit HBO series ‘Barry’, providing some interesting insights into the mind of his character. In an interview with Variety, the actor shared details about Barry’s aspirations and his unhealthy fantasy world. Here are some key takeaways from the interview:
Barry’s desire for a family and the American dream is a crucial part of his character. According to Hader, “Barry has always been like, ‘I want a family. And a dog. The whole thing.’ He wants the American dream.”
Sally Reed, played by Sarah Goldberg, is a central figure in Barry’s fantasy world. Hader described her as “a beacon of hope” and someone who represents the perfect picture of what the American dream is to a guy like him.
Despite his seemingly harmless aspirations, Barry’s fantasy world is far from healthy. Hader said, “Speaking about Barry’s unhealthy fantasy world, he has a very clear view of family.” The actor added that Barry’s idea of family is “not reality-based,” and his obsession with Sally and his idealized version of family is “a way for him to escape.”