Bill Hader Jokes It’s His ‘Lot in Life’ to Be Surrounded by Women

09/12/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Bill Hader The Skeleton Twins Premiere AdMedia/Splash News Online

Bill Hader is the odd — make that only — man out in a home ruled by his leading ladies.

“It’s my lot in life,” Hader told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of The Skeleton Twins on Wednesday.

“I grew up with my two sisters and my mom, so it’s my lot in life to be surrounded by women.”

And while he tries to stand his ground, the actor admits he is outnumbered and will often surrender to his daughters, Harper, 2, and Hannah Kathryn, 5 next month.

“I’ll say, ‘I’m doing this!’ And, to me, masculinity is like, ‘I am watching TCM right now!’ ” Hader, 36, jokes. “They’re like, ‘No, we’re watching Peppa Pig.’ And I go, ‘Alright, Peppa Pig it is.’ ”

As for whether his girls are following in his footsteps, the funny man admits they have actually inherited their great traits from their mom, Hader’s wife of eight years, Maggie Carey.

“They are definitely taking after my wife, which is good. They’re just very smart and sweet and patient,” Hader says.

He adds with a laugh, “And I’m not sweet, and I’m not that smart, and I’m really impatient!”

— Reagan Alexander

Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

sign me up

Thank you for signing up!

FILED UNDER: Bill Hader , News , Parenting

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 4 comments

Guest on

I really like him. I bet he’s a great dad! Seems likes good guy.

Marcia on

He is hysterical.

cal2422 on

My 2 adult sons tell me Bill Hader was the funniest guy on Sat. Live. I enjoy his comments on TCM.

Ana on

That sounds like a line from the Sex and the City movie… I’m pretty sure Harry said that after Charlotte gave birth to Rose.

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters