Comedian Bill Hader had an unlikely hand in creating the voice of new droid BB-8 in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - he and funnyman Ben Schwartz are credited as BB-8 Vocal Consultants in the film, after helping director J.J. Abrams create the perfect sound for the spherical robot. Hader told HitFix.com they made the sounds, by helping Adams mess around "with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me". He added, "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."