Have to win Emmy overdue from “Barry” last year, Henry Winkler He is back in the race again with the second consecutive nomination to play Gene Cousineau in the HBO series. The actor was very grateful for the Emmy ceremony last year.
Winkler recently spoke to Gold Derby's senior editor Rob Licuria about being nominated for another Emmy, working with Bill Hader and what could go down in Season 3 of “Barry.” See the video interview above and read the full transcript below.
Gold Derby: First, congratulations to Henry on Emmy nomination this year. Talk to us this morning.
Henry Winkler: I was in Wyoming fishing for trout and I got the call from Sheri Goldberg, which is my great publicity and she said, “Okay, you got the nomination.” So the trout jumped, a rainbow trout with a beautiful rainbow through, my guide and I up and down.
GD: That is so exciting. You must be very happy that you are back to reclaim this trophy.
HW: You know what it is, I say it was a great thing to get there first. Then, a nomination for the second one is wonderful. The configuration of my category is as different as last year that I am now giving up to the gods and playing the ball with my labradoodle, Sadie.
GD: Let's talk about your win last year because of many people it was night time, the position it was, you said you wrote this speech 43 years ago and then you break Emmy up in the air. Talk to us that night.
HW: I walked up the stairs after I kissed my wife, I kissed the Bill, I kissed Alec Bergthe two who created “Barry” go upstairs and see two “The Crown” stars and we had finished Season 2 and started talking to them about them, “From my god, Season 2 was so big. “And then I realized,“ Oh, I have to make a speech. ”So I turned around and said on the big TV screen in the back,“ left 37 seconds. “I had to get my speech and I just talked so quickly I didn't know what to do.
GD: Is it really vague when you are walking there and there are a few?
HW: You know what it is. In your opinion, “Okay, I'm going to be calm. I'm just doing what I do. I know my speech, ”and you get there and the adrenaline, it's just pumping. It's so exciting that I didn't understand it until I saw the video afterwards that everyone was standing and praising. It is a beautiful thing. You do not define it. It doesn't make it better for you. I'm not better than anyone else in my category. The thing I did was to win the sculpture which is now on my dining room table in front of the front door in my house.
GD: And as you pointed out, that position, I looked back the other day but reminded myself because I was so big at the moment, I interviewed you a few weeks in advance and had It was like I had the race, so to speak. That was cool but then to see the people in the room, I haven't seen that many people are happy in that room. It was true at the moment. Did you get a lot of that feedback after the show?
HW: Yes. That I was. After the show, I began to relax. I saw Jeff Daniels, which I'm crazy about and Peter Dinklage, I'm crazy. It was very exciting and then I did all those interviews. There are about 7,000 behind the scenes interviews and everything I kept thinking about, “My wife is saying,‘ Where is it? I'm sitting here. Where is he? '' And then Bill won. It was magical.
GD: So this year, as you said, you're against your co-star, Anthony Carrigan and Stephen Root. Can you develop a strange, friendly dance over whoever wins or if you don't have the opportunity to contact this yet?
HW: I got in touch with both of them as soon as I heard. Stephen wrote me back, Anthony wrote me back. I think it wouldn't be great to have any kind of competition. Then yes Alan Arkin, never won. Then yes Anthony Hale. “Veep” is now a beloved show and has gone out of the air. If you were to try to achieve the figure, “Is it anywhere in this universe,” first of all, you would be dead and secondly, it is impossible. You just give it up to the heavens.
GD: That's right, and as you said last year, it was a great view tú you said that I was honored to be named. It's really, until your ass meets the seat, and then suddenly you start thinking, “No, I want to win.”
HW: And it's true. I was there a few times with the Fonz. Everything is amazing, everything is amazing and you sit in your seat, your back feels the velvet behind the seats and you just have to win. All you need to do is name them and last year they did. It's great. So, if I have never been in a show, “Henry Winkler, Nominated Emmy is the largest,” he says now, “Henry Winkler, Emmy Winner.”
GD: Yeah, that is forever now it. That is how you are referred to and that is very cold. Speaking, the show itself improved its nomination this year. It seemed it was really a critical center in Season 2. It was very big in Season 1 but it really exploded this year. Did you get a feeling that this happened? What was your view of what was happening to the show in Season 2?
HW: I got an understanding from the people I work with, my managers, the agents and they all said, “Oh my god, Barry is; you know when you're on a show working when you travel through America's airports as people say Hello, they call you a character you saw as they say, or they say, “There is a Man, Barry”; Great. ‘Barry is amazing. “And I hear a lot of the word“ B ”now. Actually I do.
GD: It's pretty cool. When you are walking, since you were on television for such a long time and you were as big as a person, are you annoying people when you are being harassed in public? or are you now practiced?
HW: I am familiar with it. I ask people to give me half an hour of their time each week each year that I am on something and do it. Then they come up and say, “Oh my god, I love you. I watched my mom. I looked at my grandfather. My whole family came together. ”They tell you what it means. If you don't have time to listen, there's a problem. You have a big problem because you are asking people to look at you and if they say, “I like what you do,” and you make them feel embarrassed.
GD: Yeah, I feel a good good attitude, is to be honest.
HW: Can I apply for a minute? If I have not lost, I can be lost, I can not find the gate, unless I am late for a meeting or whatever, I can then be very nervous. Mostly, it takes about four or five seconds for that union to take place right and there. “Hey, I think you're amazing.” “Thank you, I'm just on my way.” Boom. They feel good, feel good.
GD: I think that is the way it is and it seems that many people are saying, if you're not feeling good or if you're not in drugs, you're lost and so on. Now, you chose the program, “What's it?!” As an Emmy submission. You have said so because there is a question mark and an exclamation mark because if no one saw it, at the end of the episode, Barry almost turns on the camera and screams it out, “What? great program.
HW: What happens to my house and reveal his darkest, most dangerous secret to me and I'm right there with him. I am emotionally engaged. And me, “Excuse me for a while, I'm going to do the ledger that I do private classes. You are in pain, I'll be right back. ”
GD: It's so perfect. He is just expecting this character. We also see another side of Gene. Some of his life has not previously been honest. Is that why you chose the adventure, we are looking at different series of these characters?
HW: You look at the scene, I think it's very exciting, and you don't know where the turn is. You do not know what will happen. It was one of my favorite scenes.
GD: It is a good example as well as how you interact with Bill Hader on the show. You obviously talked about your chemistry and why it works. In short, because this does not happen sometimes, this alchemy, why do you think it happened between you and Bill to make these two characters?
HW: This is a very good question. I have to think about that for a minute as the alchemy is there or not. You can't create it from anything. Or that there is chemistry there or many times, you need the work of another actor to cause they do not give what you need in the scene, so you must pretend. With Bill, it's right with me. I think it is a good idea. I certainly respect him and get the same feeling from him. We have this wonderful relationship in real life. We go to breakfast together and it is very open, very warm, very wonderful. And he's a complicated man. Cinephile is also. I think Bill Hader has ever seen every film made by the world and that every line can be mentioned.
GD: This is incredible. It is clear that such a person will take the direction and write it and that is why I think this show is in bloom. It's so artistic. It's not just a comic series. There are so many more there. It is very difficult to say that it is also dark.
HW: I have already said that but there was a section last year and the article, “The New York Times,“ Barry, ”said the first year was also. I don't think they should do the second season. ”I thought to myself,“ That could be true. The second season always goes down the tubes. ”And then I said,“ Wait a minute. Who is in charge? See what they did. Just be quiet, go to work and let them do what they do. ”And then this happened. This second season, which was delaying me because of Bill and Alec, took nine jobs together. They are all very good in nine and there is no play of our series unless it is written. I think they had a rule that they would not hire an asshole, they would only hire beautiful people. I think they did. (phone rings) It's great that my phone never leaves rings but when we have this conversation, it's now a mobile phone.
GD: I was just going to say, wow, you have a busy evening.
HW: I have a hard line. They are dinosaurs. My son, Max, doesn't have a hard line. He only has his mobile phone. It's great.
GD: Can you imagine 10 years ago? I also don't have a landline. 10 years ago would never be so and now it seems no one uses them anymore.
HW: No, and I love them! I am in every room and I look at them. I picked them up, I gave them people.
GD: Yeah, it's contiguous and you can push the numbers. It is a different ballgame. “Barry,” I had the same feeling. After Season 1, I want, “Okay, was perfect. I'm good if they don't do another because they can't top it. ”And they did. Obviously the second season is a little darker, which is amazing. It's violent, it's very funny and it's very exciting and because of the performances that's why we have named so many people from the show and the whole nomination exploded. What could happen in Season 3 until then?
HW: I saw Alec Berg straight at a HBO party where I met the women from “Warrior.” I don't know if you saw “Warrior” on Cinemax but all the women were there. What is a show there. But anyway, I asked Alec and said, “Wow, when you do that out, you say to me.” Because of the last line of the show, I realized that my student killed my girlfriend. What do I do? Do I carry a gun? Do I go after him? Am I now the hunter? I do not know. Do I act the assassin? I do not know.
GD: It's so exciting. It's really. We now look after this exhibition. We want to see what happens and that's so cool.
HW: That is a beautiful thing to say. This is wonderful.
GD: Last year you told me that a script was read that “Barry” like reading cashmere. Of course, the show's writing will always write or write the show when it comes to writing…
HW: Can I say, that is the truth about entertainment in toto. If it is not on the page, it is not on stage. You can try to happen something that is only when it is written and thoughtful and each line something that links something you said on Page 12 and now you are speaking on Page 42, it's a great thing one of them, two, three, four or five other writers in his room and each one is wonderful.
GD: Yeah, I think you answered it a lot but there was something like the question, when it's also good, you don't try too hard as a performer. Does this give you the freedom to focus on other things like nuisance? I'm not sure but I am surprised, is it easier to do your job so you can focus on other things?
HW: It is true because the simplicity of writing in the structures is free. I first heard that it is from a ballet dancer that the steps are exactly the same for a famous ballet as “Lake Swan” but what gives that material to that particular degree inside choreography makes it disappear she. The same is true for an actor. Bill and Alec are very clear about what they want and then inside that structure, you can get an ad-lib, you can go back, bring them back, incorporate your ideas, but if not there is no structure, no place. begin with. The actual stretch has no foundation.
GD: This gives me back, it took you 40 years the Emmy is well deserved to win and now you're back. We have referred to this before, and if you hit again, it is very rare for a reason that it does not happen often in this particular category. Jeremy Piven was 11 years ago the last time a guy won a back goal, so there would be something cool, more history. The question is, is the pressure for the second victory? Is this a big burden on your shoulders unless you happen to win again?
HW: On the one hand, the adult for me, this is true. I thought to do that. For the child, it would be great if I won again. (Dog walk in) What are you doing? Come here. This is Sadie. Say Hi. She is a labradoodle and she is a year old and a half. I had to get her because she was going to get a quick toy at that time we will all be under pressure.
GD: (Laughs.) Sadie, one more minute, okay, and then we are done. My last question for you and Sadie, I hope you know that… forget the Critics' Choice and Emmys, that you are also nominated for the Derby Gold Award. We just wanted to congratulate you on that.
HW: Thank you. I saw that last week and I am delighted because you are disappointed on the line to taste, as you think will be in each category of each award, in fact. So it is wonderful to name you guys.
GD: Well, thank you for that, Henry, for your time. Good luck at the Emmys. My fingers and toes are crossed for you and we will see you soon.
HW: Thank you and we are very glad we were able to be here.