Bill Hader: The gay interview

BillHader7The new film The Skeleton Twins went wide last weekend, and the quirky comedy has gotten some good notices, especially for star Bill Hader. Our Chris Azzopardi talked to the SNL alum, famed for his uberqueer Stefon character, about playing gay again.

Dallas Voice: You lip-syncing to Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” in The Skeleton Twins would make everyone on RuPaul’s Drag Race so proud.  Hader: You have to get me on that show! That would just be the best.

How much drag did you and Kristen observe while training for the famed lip-syncing sequence?  I mean, we had to learn that song, and we had a lot of fun doing that, but we didn’t have a lot of time. There wasn’t a lot of time in the day to do it. It was definitely a quick “we gotta go; we have a lot more to shoot today” moment, so it’s cool it all came out so well.

So, what you’re saying is you already knew how to sissy that walk.  I knew … I mean, I’ve gone out with enough of my gay friends to know.

 The finger in the ear during the money note — was that Mariah Carey-inspired?  No, no. It was just me messing around. So much of that stuff was me just trying to make Kristen laugh and just knowing her sense of humor and what will make her laugh. I thought that was something that would.

You’re a natural in that lady garb.  Oh, thank you.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

“Modern Family” cast tonight at Winspear

All in the Family

Get the real scoop on your favorite show — or at least a really good one. Modern Family stars Ty Burrell, Emmy-award winner Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, pictured, stop by for a little chat tonight thanks to the Brinker International Forum. The panel will also include the show’s co-reator and executive producer Steve Levitan.

DEETS: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. 8 p.m. $20–$125. ATTPAC.org.

—  Rich Lopez