WEST VANCOUVER ACTRESS SARAH GOLDBERG SNAGS EMMY NOMINATION
Goldberg is nominated for her portrayal of ambitious actress Sally Reed on HBO’s Barry. Sarah Goldberg’s portrayal of the ambitious actress Sally Reed on HBO’s Barry earned the West Vancouver native an Emmy nomination Tuesday for best supporting actress in a comedy.
Barry stars Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader in the titular role of a hitman turned accidental acting student. Goldberg plays Hader’s acting partner and love interest. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Goldberg, who graduated from West Van’s private Collingwood School in 2003, credited her high school drama teacher for fuelling her passion for acting. READ MORE
BILL HADER ISN’T LETTING BARRY’S 17 EMMY NOMINATIONS GO TO HIS HEAD
“I’m not going to get, like, competitive with Eugene Levy—he’s the best guy in the world!”
Despite appearances, quadruple-nominee Bill Hader denies having a secret plan to nab long-overdue Emmy nominations for beloved TV stars. But he admits there’s a trend. On Tuesday, Hader was nominated three times for Barry, which received 17 nominations for its second season overall. Two of the nods were for TV legends: Henry Winkler—who won his first-ever Emmy for the first season of Hader’s violent dark comedy—and Stephen Root, receiving his own first Emmy nomination Tuesday.
“He did that. He did the work,” Hader said, adding that Root, one of his favorite actors, is “one of the hardest-working guys” in show business. READ MORE
BILL HADER ISN’T INTERESTED IN AN EMMY BATTLE, SO HE MIGHT JUST VOTE FOR ‘FLEABAG’
After “Barry” snagged 17 Emmy nominations, its co-creator and star spoke to IndieWire about the weirdness of artistic competition. Bill Hader was “just kind of getting up and around” when his publicist texted him Tuesday morning, and he remembered, “‘Oh, right. That’s happening now.’”
“That” would be the 2019 Emmy nominations, where Hader’s HBO series “Barry” was up for its critically hailed and well-rated second season. Most analysts expected the show to do quite well, but it was a tight race with lots of strong comedy contenders in the mix. Still, the rest of his text exchange followed a similarly casual pattern, as Hader recounted for IndieWire later that afternoon. READ MORE
Inside Barry’s Wretchedly Self-Absorbed Female Lead
Sarah Goldberg wouldn’t call Sally Reed “unlikable.” Sarah Goldberg gets a lot of questions about how it feels to play a character who is “so unlikable.” “I find it so funny, because it just never occurred to me,” she said to me over the phone last week. “I never read the script and thought, ‘Is she likable or dislikable?’ I just thought, ‘Oh, I know that girl.’”
In the first season of Barry, Bill Hader’s half hour about a hit man trying to become an actor, Sally was a punch line—an actor so self-absorbed she didn’t realize her boyfriend was a paid assassin. Goldberg’s references for her character were other actors she met working in Los Angeles, where she found a lot of “competitive grief”—“the bigger your trauma, the better actress you are.” READ MORE
BARRY’S SARAH GOLDBERG LIKES MAKING FICTION A REALITY
The actress, who plays Sally on the HBO hit, tells us about separating herself from her work, how Bill Hader made her a better TV performer, and the legendary Henry Winkler.
Sarah Goldberg is not the person she plays on TV. But when your first marquee screen role comes as an upstart actor in the cast of HBO’s Barry… things can get confusing. Luckily, that sort of mix-up doesn’t bother the 33-year-old. To the contrary, she welcomes it. “That’s my fucking job,” Goldberg says in a recent phone interview. “My job is to make her feel real.”
She’s talking about Sally Reed, the love interest of Bill Hader’s hitman Barry Berkman on the HBO series. And Sally indeed feels just that: real. Actually, it’s borderline miraculous how real Sally feels given that, on the page, she’s essentially an amalgam of aspiring actress clichés. Sally is vain, superficial, hungry for fame. Plus, for good measure, she’s blonde and a little ditzy. You’d roll your eyes if you didn’t feel like you knew her from somewhere. READ MORE