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David Harbours Weight Loss: What The Stranger Things Star Has Said About His Body Transformation – HollywoodLife

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David Harbourhas had quite the health journey over the years! TheStranger Thingsactor, who has previously been lauded for his Dad Bod has also gained and lost an abundance of weight for roles.

Below we break down theHellboy actors body transformation, from auditioning forThe Blobwith, well, a bit ofpaunch, to dropping weight and getting fit to further his acting career.

Although David is currently relishing his recent weight loss, he still accepted his past Dad Bod, as he discussed on The Late ShowwithStephen Colbertin 2018, when the show host shared how Davids picture was in Merriam-Webster for the term.

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I mean, you know, some people win Emmys, some people, you know David laughed off the joke, also adding how he did not have kids at that time.

You technically cant have a dad bod! Stephen replied. You just have a bod!

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Or youre such an amazing actor that it goes beyond even having children to this place where you have studied dads so intensely and their bods that youve just incorporated one like that, he continued. So it just jumps over the children part like that.

How do you know when youve achieved Dad Bod?' Stephen then asked.

I did have a moment years ago [] when I got called to audition for a character in the X-Men series called The Blob, which is a character who controls gravitational forces with his stomach, basically, David joked. I remember at the end of the audition I kind of pulled up my shirt a little bit and squeezed my belly and said, I got your blob right here! you know.

And the director was apparently very interested in me and he called me in for a meeting at this hotel and I met, and I went with him, and he was like, David, we love you, we think youre wonderful, we think youre a wonderful actor! Were just a little worried [] youre not gonna be able to carry this suit and youre just not healthy enough to play the role.'

And I was like, So youre saying Im too fat to play The Blob,' he joked. Thats when I l knew I had a Dad Bod!'

Speaking withPage Sixin fall 2021, David detailed how he achieved his physique with a few jokes to start, of course.

Its just not eating, he stated.Its amazing. You try to do all these different things, the protein and the this and that, and then you just stop eating and you lost weight. He added that putting on weight is my favorite thing. Im really good at it.

With that said, he admitted is was really stty to take it off, though.

The weight loss at this time was partly for his role as Jim Hopper inStranger Things, which left Season 3 with fans thinking his character was dead. At the end of the season finale, however, it was revealed that Hopper was alive in a Russian prison hence why David had to make it look like he was an inmate.

I think youll see, nutritionally, its not very good for me, mentally and nutritionally, he joked, keeping his true, behind-the-scenes secrets, well, kept behind-the-scenes.

Speaking with the New YorkTimesin Jun 2021, David spoke about how he actually gained (and lost) weight for his role inBlack Widow.I was like, Lets use the weight. So I started eating even more. I got up to 280 lbs., and I loved it, he told the outlet.

That was right around that time he met his now-wife, British singer Lilly Allen, who was actually approving of his physique.Its a true testament to my undeniable charisma when I say that my wife met me at 280 lbs. with this beard and this hair, he joked. We went on a date at the Wolseley [restaurant] in London, and she really fell for me at my worst, physically and hair-wise.

For the Marvel flick, however, Davids Russian soldier character, Alexei Shostakov, had to be shown in several flashback scenes to his younger days hence forcing the actor to commit to losing weight.

I said to the first A.D. [assistant director], Listen, we have to shoot the flashback stuff at the end, so that by the time we shoot the flashback, Ill lose the weight and Ill be thin. And he was like, Youll never be thin,' the actor recalled, laughing. I was like, Yes I will, man. And I lost like 60 lbs. through the shooting. The first stuff we shot was at the prison, so that belly thats coming at you, thats all real belly. And then as we shot, I started to lose weight. I was just hungry a lot of the shoot.

After dropping 60 lbs., Lilly apparently had mixed feelings about her husbands new look.

She honestly has some mixed feelings about it. Which is a good place to be in a relationship, he said. Its really good to start the relationship from that part, as opposed to being the young, handsome buck and watching yourself degenerate over the years.

Lilly is apparently always giving her sweetest compliments to her husband, regardless of his weight! While speaking with PEOPLEin 2019 after being chosen as one of their Men of the Year, he shared how the Smile singer once said he was so gorgeous it was an outrage.

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