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Chosen One of the Day: Bill Hader not rereading It

By Preeti Chhibber
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I am, admittedly, not a horror fan. I don’t like being scared, I don’t need other stories to get in my head and freak me out. But you know what? I almost saw It. The cast seemed great, and Stephen King’s a good writer, right? OK, I’m lying, the real reason I almost saw It was because of this interview Bill Hader gave while promoting It: Chapter 2.

It’s all fun and games at first, with Hader and his co-star James McAvoy bouncing off each other. Then the interviewer asks them to do impressions of one another. Now I am a sucker for a Bill Hader impression. I love them. He’s so good at them. That alone warrants a Chosen One of the Day, if we’re being honest. However, he takes it a step further, using it as a moment to revisit McAvoy making him feel bad for not reading the book. 

“Then you said, ‘well you know in the book with the blah blah blah,’ and I was like  ‘I didn’t read it.’” 

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He goes on,

“And I was like f***, and I remember calling the others and I was like, ‘James read the book!’ and they were like, ‘Oh yeah, we read the book.” And I was like, ‘Just like now?! Like recently?!’ And they were like, ‘Yeah, I got the job, I read the book. And I was like, ‘I’m the worst actor.’” 

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Maybe it’s the procrastinator in me, or maybe it’s the smart ass who was taught to question everything at far too young an age, or maybe that everything’s a blur and I’m tired a lot, but wow did I relate to that anecdote. Here’s to you, Bill Hader — who needs to do homework

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