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‘Stranger Things’ star David Harbour shares advice he’d give teen co-stars

Harbour reveals what advice he would give to his younger co-stars.

July 4, 2019
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After what has felt like an eternity of waiting, the next season of Stranger Things is finally here! Just in time to celebrate the debut of season 3, NPR sat down with David Harbour (Police chief Jim Hopper) to discuss the new season and his younger co-stars.

Check it out below!

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Stranger Things season 3 is officially on Netflix, so it’s time to “cue the fireworks.”

 

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It feels like our favorite stars grew up overnight with the unveiling of the new season, and Harbour reveals what it’s like to watch his co-stars grow up.

“[In this season,] you watch the kids grow up in real time,” Harbour tells NPR. “And you feel the passage of time, more strongly than anything you could write or act….

I mean, it’s very strange. And like, I sort of mirror Hopper in a sense where I started off with them trying to be very separate, you know, even with my work, I just wanted to be apart from them. And then as the show grows and they grow and they become more of who they are, we’ve gotten closer and closer.”

Harbour went on to discuss the advice he’d give the teen actors.

“I think that as young artists, they’re getting so much success and I want Millie [Bobby Brown] to be the next Meryl Streep and I want Finn [Wolfhard] to be the next Daniel Day-Lewis….

I mean, I have these desires for them to be the great actors of the next generation and I feel like that takes work. And it takes development. And it takes acting classes, even when you’re paid a lot and well-respected for your acting. Even when it’s good at a certain level, it still takes development of that tool.”

You can read the full interview, here.

Stranger Things season 3 is currently available for viewing on Netflix.


And remember, if you spoil anything about the new season…

 

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