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    Bill Hader Loves the Gaiman

    The New York Times just ran a great profile of comedic actor Bill Hader (Superbad, SNL). In it, Hader confesses his love of Neil Gaiman and how he has good luck when there’s a Gaiman book around.

    In 2005 Mr. Hader was rereading “The Sandman,” the supernatural comic-book series by Neil Gaiman, when he learned he was being considered for a spot on “Saturday Night Live.” He decided the two events couldn’t simply be a coincidence.

    “I got all superstitious about it,” he said on a recent stroll through the science fiction section of the Chelsea Barnes & Noble. “Like, when I have Neil Gaiman books around me, I just do better.”

    At his “SNL” audition Mr. Hader performed with a copy of Mr. Gaiman’s novel “Neverwhere” in his back pocket. Sure enough, he got the job. And on a restless Friday night before his first appearance on the show that October, Mr. Hader reread the final issue of “The Sandman” to calm his nerves.

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    Posted by Tim Leong on September 25th, 2007 filed in Blog |

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