David Harbour has a lengthy profession that has discovered its prime since he was employed to play Hopper within the worldwide mega-hit Stranger Things. However, a number of years earlier than he appeared within the Netflix collection, a mega pop star needed him in considered one of his motion pictures as a result of he was thought of “too sexy.”
Harbour revealed, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that in 2011 he auditioned for the film “W.E.,” which was directed by none apart from the one-time Queen of Pop, Madonna.
The audition was shrouded in thriller
Harbour, who a couple of years in the past additionally introduced the superhero Hellboy to life on the large display screen in a remake that did not contain Guillermo del Toro, informed Kimmel how a casting director requested him to do a “top-secret studying of the film” in a room on the St. Regis resort, the place all “can be revealed.”
“I used to be like, ‘This is basically bizarre and creepy,’” recalled Harbour, who was informed that this nameless casting director had seen him in 2008’s Revolutionary Road and favored it.
“‘You have a intercourse scene in it, they usually thought you had been sexy,'” he recalled, then bursting out laughing and commenting: “All weekend I used to be actually fascinated by Ridley Scott and Martin Scorsese.”
Being with Madonna was ‘nerve-wracking’
Harbour recollects what that casting was like: “I stroll into the room and there is a bunch of different actors from New York there. Then Madonna, who is directing this film, walks in, and the very first thing that got here to my thoughts was, ‘Wow, Madonna thinks I’m sexy.'”
He added that it was a “actually nerve-wracking and thrilling experience” for him, having fallen in love with Madonna since 1986, because of the video for the track “Open Your Heart,” when he was 11 years outdated.
The movie was a box-office flop, and he himself accepts that in the long run it wasn’t a good film, however a minimum of he felt good that he was capable of attend considered one of Madonna’s birthday events.
“She got here in, and he or she was in a stunning emerald gown. And then the social gathering began, she placed on sweatpants they usually performed Madonna music,” the actor recollects. “I danced with Madonna to Madonna music. That’s what I’m going to placed on my tombstone,” he concluded.