David Harbor has reflected on difficulties at a stage in his career when he was “worried” about paying rent.
That stranger things Star returned to screens this week, reprising his role as Jim Hopper in the fourth season of the hit Netflix series.
In a new interview with The big topicHarbor spoke about challenges he had faced both personally and professionally.
The actor, now 47, said he found modest success when he turned 35, explaining: “I think I’ve been pretty successful. I could pay the rent for an apartment, have food on the table and I was very happy about that.”
However, Harbor said that by then he had given up his dream of appearing on a talk show.
“And then a month after I turned 40, it hit really hard. I remember going in and being very upset because I was still in that place where I had no money. I worried about how I was going to pay my rent,” Harbor said.
A year later, he made his debut as Hopper in the first season of stranger thingswhich was released on Netflix in 2016.
“I thought [Stranger Things] It was one of those situations that you often experience when you’re a journeyman and you’ve offered the part to a star.”
He added that he didn’t expect that stranger things to become the big hit it is. “Even during filming, I had a feeling that I would love this show, but no one is going to see it,” Harbor said.
Elsewhere in the interview, the actor opened up about his bipolar diagnosis. He was institutionalized “after one episode” in his mid-twenties.
Part one of season four stranger things can be viewed on Netflix.
You can read the full interview with David Harbor in The Big Issue, available from vendors or via an online subscription.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/david-harbour-worried-rent-stranger-things-b2089481.html David Harbor says he was “concerned” about paying the rent just seven years ago