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Bill Hader breaks down in tears as he reveals he only saw his kids ‘five times’ all summer

His television show Barry has been one the breakout hits of 2018, taking home multiple Primetime Emmy Awards, including his win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series; and is currently nominated for three Golden Globes.

But Bill Hader knows success comes with a price, and for the 40-year-old actor that means he hasn’t been able to see much of his family.

The Saturday Night Live alum broke down in tears during an interview with Variety, revealing, ‘I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer.’

Awards season: His television show Barry has been one the breakout hits of 2018, taking home multiple Primetime Emmy Awards, including his win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series; and is currently nominated for three Golden Globes

Breaking down: 'Congrats, it's the first interview I've ever cried in,' laughed Hader to his interviewer later in the conversation

Breaking down: ‘Congrats, it’s the first interview I’ve ever cried in,’ laughed Hader to his interviewer later in the conversation

Hader has three daughters, Hannah, 9; Harper, 6; and Hayley, 4, with his now ex-wife writer-director Maggie Carey.

The former couple separated in 2017, and only reached a divorce settlement this past March – just weeks before Barry aired its first episode.

As his homelife fell apart, Hader’s career was reaching its highest peak yet, with the work becoming almost non-stop.

He finished the first season of Barry, then shot scenes for his role in the upcoming horror flick It: Chapter Two, and then went straight into the writers’ room for Barry Season 2.

‘It was terrible. So I’m going, ‘Next summer I’m taking off. And I’m going to spend every day with them,’ remarked the star as his emotions welled up.

Pitfalls: Bill Hader knows success comes with a price, and for the 40-year-old actor that means he hasn't been able to see much of his family

Pitfalls: Bill Hader knows success comes with a price, and for the 40-year-old actor that means he hasn’t been able to see much of his family

The Saturday Night Live alum broke down in tears during an interview with Variety, revealing, 'I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer'

The Saturday Night Live alum broke down in tears during an interview with Variety, revealing, ‘I think I saw my kids a total of five days all summer’

‘It’s this weird thing where when you’re in this industry, you don’t have time to be with them, and it’s really, really difficult,’ he explained.

‘I’m getting emotional right now talking about it.’  

‘Congrats, it’s the first interview I’ve ever cried in,’ laughed Hader to his interviewer later in the conversation.

Challenges: Hader hasn't had an easy time with success and it always weighed on his relationships

Challenges: Hader hasn’t had an easy time with success and it always weighed on his relationships

Hader hasn’t had an easy time with success and it always weighed on his relationships.

He broke into the industry in 2005, after being cast on Saturday Night Live, but that came with its own set of difficulties, ‘When I was on ‘SNL,’ I was a bit of a basket case,’ he explained.

‘It could not have been easy on my wife at the time. I was so consumed with work and anxiety.’

He suffered panic attacks and migraines onstage and off.

‘Sometimes I felt like people thought, “Oh, he’s just wanting attention or something.” It was like, “No, man, I’m legit. I’m freaking out right now.”’

Pressing forward: He broke into the industry in 2005, after being cast on Saturday Night Live, but that came with its own set of difficulties, “When I was on ‘SNL,’ I was a bit of a basket case,” he explained

Pressing forward: He broke into the industry in 2005, after being cast on Saturday Night Live, but that came with its own set of difficulties, “When I was on ‘SNL,’ I was a bit of a basket case,” he explained

At the upcoming 76th Golden Globe Awards, Barry is up for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy, Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Hader), and Best Support Actor (Henry Winkler).

Hader finds himself in nominated along with some Hollywood’s biggest names, including Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?), Jim Carrey (Kidding), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), and Donald Glover (Atlanta).

The Golden Globes airs live at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT on NBC. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the ceremony. 

Upcoming awards: Hader finds himself in nominated along with some Hollywood's biggest names, including Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?), Jim Carrey (Kidding), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), and Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Upcoming awards: Hader finds himself in nominated along with some Hollywood’s biggest names, including Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?), Jim Carrey (Kidding), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), and Donald Glover (Atlanta)

 

 

 

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