David Harbour lost 36kg over 8 months for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4


'Stranger Things' star David Harbour underwent intermittent fasting and Pilates to shed his weight for the show. Photo: Reuters

Stranger Things star David Harbour underwent intermittent fasting and Pilates to shed dozens and dozens of kilos over just eight months so he could convincingly play the Sheriff Jim Hopper in the recently released fourth season.

“I lost about 80 pounds (36kg) from season three – I was about 270 (then), and when we shot (season four) I was around 190,” the White Plains native, 47, told British GQ in a new interview.

But it was a one and done experience for the actor.

“I don’t think I’ll ever do that again,” said Harbour, noting he regained the weight while working on an upcoming Santa Claus flick. “Yeah, never again. The prosthetics are too good.”

The first portion of the sci-fi hit’s fourth season – previously delayed by the pandemic – hit the streamer in May, with the concluding two episodes out on July 1.

Fans can expect to return to the Upside Down for a fifth season, though a release date is still up in the air. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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