Bill Hader talks Justin Bieber's bizarre entourage for 'SNL' gig
By Chris E. Hayner | May 23, 2013 8:52 PM ETt t It's fairly obvious to the world that things have gotten strange in the life of Justin Bieber. Between the fight with his neighbor, his European exploits and even the German monkey situation, the Canadian pop singer has gone through some, let's say, growing pains in 2013.
Perhaps that's why there are some puzzling new details about his February hosting turn on "Saturday Night Live."
While being interviewed on "The Howard Stern Show" May 22, "SNL" star Bill Hader had some interesting things to say about Bieber's time in Studio 8H. According to Hader, "Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys. And every time, backstage is a very small constructed place, he had a guy holding a slice of pizza, a guy holding a Diet Coke. You were trying to fight around all these people to get dressed." Really, Justin? One person to hold your Diet Coke and someone else to hold a slice of pizza? Isn't that what tables are made for?
Justin Timberlake, on the other hand, was a different story. Hader looks back fondly on his appearances, saying, "Timberlake, it was just him. He's a real class act, that guy."
Dealing with the added baggage that comes with a host or musical guest is a thing of the past for Bill. With the end of the 2013 season of "SNL," Hader announced he was leaving the show. After eight years on the program, the decision to leave was still difficult. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go,'" he says.
Hader will next be seen in "The To Do List," which is directed by his wife Maggie Carey. He'll also return to voice his character in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2."
You can listen to his interview with Howard Stern below, but as with most things involving the shock jock, the language is very NSFW. (Interview at link.)