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David Harbour On How His Work On Hellboy And Stranger Things Are Similar

Right now, David Harbour is portraying one of the more likable characters on TV in the form of Hopper in Stranger Things. As we saw in the first two seasons of the show, he’s a deeply flawed human being who’s totally okay with yelling at kids, but his heart is usually in the right place. Even better, he seems to be a man who is at his best under pressure.

Yet despite all these admirable traits, you wouldn’t really think there is a lot of crossover between that character and his upcoming take on the comic book hero Hellboy…but as it turns out, there is. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Harbour discussed the complex nature of Hellboy, and how he’s similar to Hopper in Stranger Things:

“It’s a classically complicated hero. He’s a creature that was meant to bring about the end of the world, and he just sort of wants to be a good guy. He’s got that complexity to him. He’s also a monster who lives among human beings, so he’s in a sense fighting for human beings against his fellow monsters, and yet the humans hate him because they fear him and they think he’s weird looking and everything.”

“There’s that question of, why am I fighting this battle? Just because of some sense of justice, or some sense of good? It’s a really interesting question that sort of is at the core of him, that he struggles with . . . I know that [writer] [Mike] Mignola and [director] Neil [Marshall] and [producer] Lloyd [Levin] all watched Stranger Things and saw that in what I did there, which is similar. He has a heart that’s really good and with a lot of this crusted-over stuff. What I’m dealing with in Hellboy is a lot different, bigger in a certain way. It’s very Shakespearean. It’s demons and witches and stuff like that. But it has a similar core to a dude who’s trapped in horrible circumstances who’s just trying to be a good guy.”

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I can get on board with that comparison. But what do you think? Do you think this description of Hellboy and comparison to Hopper does the former character any favors? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Vanity Fair

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