David Harbour Weight Loss Confession Shocks ‘Stranger Things’ Fans

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David Harbour has revealed that he lost five stone ahead of reprising his role as Jim Hooper.

The Stranger Things star said he needed to lose weight in order to play his character convincingly.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said he enabled the controversial and brutal method of starvation to ensure he looked the part of a Russian prisoner, which is where the audience finds Jim Hooper at the beginning of Season Four.

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He explained: “It’s not easy, it’s a lot of not eating when you lose that much weight, and being hungry.

“That’s the secret, if you’re curious about the diet secret, it’s just not eating food.”

He went on to reveal that he lost just over 5.7 stone (which is about 80 pounds) through his rigorous weight loss plan.

The actor then added: “You know at the end of Season Three I was about 270 pounds and then when we came into this season, I was 190.”

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There has been plenty of reaction on social media from fans of the Netflix hit regarding Harbour’s weight loss.

On Twitter, one user posted: “I wanna achieve the kind of weight loss that David Harbour did for Season 4.”

Another tweeted: “David Harbour spent so much work training and losing weight for the character, a simple tweet appreciating his weight loss is awesome.”

However, some fans used social media to share their concern for the 47-year-old actor and his method for losing weight.

Concerned, one penned: “Hopper’s weight loss is actually f***ing terrifying. Was David Harbour okay?”

Stranger Things has broken streaming records on Netflix, with the Season 4 Volume 2 debut last Friday breaking the record for the most hours being streamed over a weekend, with 286.7million hours being streamed. 

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