New droid BB-8 is one of the over whelming successes from “Star Wars: THe force Awakens”, even before the film has opened wide the character has almost garnered iconic status. One surprising name in the credits of the new sci-fi fantasy blockbuster was SNL comedian Bill Hader, who is listed as ‘BB-8 Vocal Consultant’, Hitfix took the time to ask the actor about his involvement:

“JJ f–king around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me. It looked ridiculous but it made BB-8’s voice. At first I tried doing a voice, but we all agreed it sounded too human.”

Hader is coming off of a stellar year, with the runaway success of “Trainwreck”, a role in Pixar’s massive hit “Inside out and an hilarious turn in “South Park. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens tonight in the US.

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