– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Hollywood is one of the most hilariously-counterintuitive industries out there. Oftentimes, sets that are made to look cold are the hottest, and things that you think would be a walk in the park to film were actually the biggest nightmares.

Here comes another heavy dose of irony, courtesy of Stranger Things and Hellboy star David Harbour. Speaking with Women’s Health, Harbour reflected on the time he auditioned to play the Blob in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sadly, he did not get the part.

“At the end of the audition, I squeezed my stomach and was like, ‘I got your Blob right here!’ Then I met with the director and he said, ‘David, you’re a wonderful actor, but we’re worried about your health.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean, man?’ And he was like, ‘We saw you had some fat, and we’re worried you’re not healthy enough to carry the suit.’ I was like, ‘Dude, you’re telling me I’m too fat to play the Blob?’ The irony was priceless.”

It sounds ridiculous, but it does make sense. At the end of the day, the actor has to be strong enough to carry a ridiculously heavy suit around all day. Sadly, even a strong blob couldn’t save that film from being a ridiculous embarrassment for the franchise.

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SOURCE: Women’s Health

  • armyof100clowns

    So this character, “The Blog” (not to be confused with the Blob), he auditioned for is an obese, wheelchair bound, red haired, rapist orangutan with delusions of grandeur, cheese puff stained fingers, and a self imposed importance in the film world?

    Why didn’t they just go to Austin and hire the real deal?

    • Kristopher Goforth

      I love it, it’ll be Harvey Weinstein’s comeback project.

      • Kindofabigdeal

        He was talking about Harry Knowles. Last time I checked Harvey doesn’t have red hair. But he may have chees puff stained fingers.

        • armyof100clowns

          Bingo (not that it was hard to figure out). I just couldn’t resist – there was a typo when this article first went up that identified the character as “The Blog”. In my mind, the blob/blog mix up just made Harry’s pathetic ass show up.

          I do like Kristopher’s suggestion. I picture it more of a buddy picture though. Kind of a creepy ass molester Tango and Cash thing.

        • Kristopher Goforth

          I know he was talking about Harry, I was suggesting Harvey could produce it.

  • Victor Roa

    I don’t know man, it’s a cute story to tell because now he’s documenting his work out for Hellboy. And Hellboy is a fake muscle suit but still got to hold up over 20 lbs of make up for if you’re lucky 10 hours of work….. if you’re lucky because applying and removing is over 10 to 7 hours.
    So yeah, tried finding a photo of him 10 years ago…… and I can recall him him in War of the Worlds….. and he doesn’t look Andy Dewery big

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.