When Bill Hader first approached Sian Heder with the idea of playing himself in an episode where Heder is seen directing a blank, big-budget sci-fi/superhero movie, Heder hesitated to participate. The Academy Award antics “CODA” lived on at the time of its release: Like nearly every Oscar-nominated film these days, “CODA” came under a lot of criticism and scrutiny during the awards season campaign, with alike sarcastic response from movie fans and filmmakers alike. came to wait. The movie won the award reevaluated several times, and probably will for decades to come; Such is the nature of the beast.
Still, it’s easy to see why Heder was worried, something Hader was trying to fix quickly. Speaking to The Wrap, Hader detailed the filmmaker’s concerns:
“I think at first Sian was a little skeptical about it because I think – understandably – ‘Oh, is this making fun of ‘CODA’?’ And I just want to be respectful because it’s a great movie.”
On the page, Sally’s cries out to Heder in one scene that “‘CODA’ is a masterpiece” could potentially be read as sarcastic, but in the context of the episode and Sally’s character, it could be said to be very serious. sensuality.