Black Widow’s David Harbour Is Sick Of Being Beat Up
David Harbour’s characters in Black Widow (Alexei) and Strangers Things (Chief Hopper) have a tendency of taking it on the chin.
And the veteran actor is just sick of it.
“It’s awful,” Harbour told EW.com of his parts. “I mean, I just got beat up constantly.
“Anybody who tells you, ‘Oh yeah, man, I love doing stunts,’ that is nonsense. Stop it.”
And it also sounds like he’d the constant questions about his coincidentally Soviet-imprisoned Chief Hopper and his former Soviet hero Alexei to go away.
“I know, it is a very surprising, annoying coincidence, and I apologize to the entire internet,” said Harbour to Entertainment Weekly. “There is no rhyme or reason for it, I promise you. There’s no crossover event between Stranger Things and the MCU.
“I mean, I do look very different in them,” he added. “One of them, I’m 270 pounds and got a beard and thick, long hair, and the other one I’m like 200 pounds and have no hair.”
But he also told writer Devan Coggan that he’s thrilled to be wearing that hirsute extra pounds in the MCU.
I think I’m biased, but I think it’s the best character in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe… I mean, he is a narcissist, so it’s very appropriate that I’m playing him and that I think that. But he’s just got so many layers. On one level, he’s your classic superhero badass character, but then when you meet him, he has this need to be liked, and he wants to be thought of as funny and a big shot — which he isn’t.”
David Harbour to EW.com
Here’s hoping the below trailer isn’t the only clip in which we see Harbour this spring.