David Harbour interview on how Stranger Things changed everything.
The Independent spoke to the actor about season two, Hellboy, and Hamlet.
THE INDEPENDENT — Before Stranger Things, David Harbour was a relatively unknown actor. Despite having minor roles in Brokeback Mountain, War of the Worlds, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, and Quantum of Solace, the actor — whose first professional role was on Broadway — never quite broke into the mainstream consciousness.
Thanks to the break-out Netflix series, though, everything has changed: people recognise Harbour on the streets, the actor’s SAG Awards speech went viral, and he’s landed the leading role in the rebooted Hellboy. Things are, they seem, going quite well.
Speaking over the phone with The Independent from a hotel in Bulgaria, Harbour talked about the upcoming second season of Stranger Things — comparing his character Jim Hopper to Hamlet — along with discussing Hellboy, the state of blockbusters at the moment, and life in the limelight. Read the full Q&A below.