David Harbour on his costars: What adult male wants to hang out with 15 year-olds?


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*SPOILERS for season three of Stranger Things*

David Harbour swung by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday. David was there because he’s hosting SNL this weekend, which he said is a dream come true. I know a lot of folks have a thing for David’s Sheriff Hooper look. I don’t. But for reasons I cannot explain, this romantic poet thing he’s got going on in his Late Night appearance is kind of working for me. Maybe it’s because it’s Halloween and he’s channeling some vibe that crosses Lord Byron with Riff Raff from Rocky Horror and Frankenstein’s monster. (All of which have brought up some questions about myself.) Anyway, the main topic, as it often is with David, was about Stranger Things. Seth wanted to get to the bottom of Hopper’s fate, which we still don’t know, even after David FaceTimed the Duffer Brothers on air with Seth. But David also provided a glimpse into the camaraderie between the cast. David told Seth that he finds the teenagers on set delightful and very talented, but is not inclined to hang out with them because, well, they’re 15-year-olds:

The clip is set to start at the point he discusses the kids. I encourage you to watch it because his delivery is really funny. But if you can’t, here is what he said:

What’s it like, I mean they’ve grown up to some degree, since you first started working with those super talent cast of kids you have on the show?

It’s a nightmare. No, look, they’re beautiful kids but like what adult male wakes up in the morning – like, I’m in my 40s – and goes, like, ‘you know what I want to do today? I wanna hang out with, like, six 15-year-olds. And I want to see, like, what they’re like. And, like, what they talk about and, like, what they’re interested in. And I want to get involved in conversations that they’re having about learning about themselves as 15-year-olds do.’ I have been in some conversations where, between them, where, in the middle of a conversation, I just have to get up and walk away. Because, ‘I’m qualified to speak about this, but I’m not going to tell you.’

You read about how much time actors spend sitting around between takes. I have to admit, having to talk to a group of 15-year-olds for too long would also prompt me to get up and walk away. Hell, I’ll be driving a group of my kids friends somewhere as they go on – at full volume – and I’ll entertain myself by mentally searching for the best place to jump out of the car. I think David might also be alluding to venturing into more adult topics, in which case he’s smart. No matter if you do work together, there are some things you should avoid counseling someone else’s kids on.

BTW, I have fully caught up with Stranger Things. My daughter got into it and wanted to watch it with us. I enjoy that we can all talk about it, but I don’t like it any better having seen the end. On Late Night, David talked about Hopper needing to make a sacrifice because he was a jerk. I’m glad he mentioned that because when Quimby wrote about Evan Rachel Wood’s comments regarding the Hopper character, it was unclear if he was intentionally written like that or not. I hope David’s admission is evidence that Hopper is meant to be seen as a deeply flawed individual. I like David and hope he’s back for season four, but I hope Hopper’s redemption arc is complete, too.

Also, why am I so attracted to Matt Duffer in David’s FaceTime call to the Duffer brothers? What is going on with me today? Is this also a case of the Halloween Hots? *fans self while pulling out a copy of Frankenstein*

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27 Responses to “David Harbour on his costars: What adult male wants to hang out with 15 year-olds?”

  1. Maxie says:

    Quite a lot according to Jeffrey Epstein …

    • Betsy says:

      I think there was a “normal” implied. Like “what normal adult male wants to hang out with 15 year olds.”

    • Leah says:

      …same goes for Drake.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Yeah, that was totally a shade towards Drake. And he’s right, I work in Academia and I don’t even feel like hanging out with undergrads because they seem so young… and I’m in my mid-30s! Can’t imagine “chilling” with teenagers

  2. Biff says:

    “No, look, they’re beautiful kids but like what adult male wakes up in the morning – like, I’m in my 40s – and goes, like, ‘you know what I want to do today? I wanna hang out with, like, six 15-year-olds”

    Well…I could think of quite a few adult males in hollywood who has probably thought that. Leo was the first one that came to mind I must admit, but yeah….a lot of other dudes too.

  3. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    The Duffer bros are cuties.
    That’s all I’ve got.

  4. tealily says:

    Has anybody watched his Netflix Frankenstein thing? I watched the preview and I’m so intrigued (it looks really weird). Wondered if it’s worth the time.

  5. TQB says:

    I’ve known David for a long time. It’s bananas to me that one of the most problematic 20 year olds I knew in college has become one of the more thoughtful, respectful, and not-gross players in Hollywood. Good on him for growing as a person, or JFC is the bar THAT low?

    • amilou says:

      Please spill the tea, TQB!!

      • TQB says:

        He was a drunken lout with little respect for women, especially on stage. Boundaries, safety, etc. got in the way of “art.” He quit drinking years ago, which is awesome, and who knows, maybe age and sobriety have truly made him a better person. Lord knows he’d have some things to say about me in those days, so OK. But still, there’s always a part of me that wonders, is he a better dude now, or is he just surrounded by such shit that he glows?

    • tealily says:

      Glad to hear college a**holes are redeemable!

  6. DenG says:

    Oh, my. Like, I counted like 7 uses of “like” in his response to Seth. I was like what? or like why? That word is like pervasive.

    • Cdog says:

      It’s a California accent

      • TQB says:

        He’s from NY and lived in NYC until recently – if he even lives in LA full time now, not sure.

      • Cali says:

        Right😂 I remember in undergrad in Cali, I’d only been in Cali for 3 years then, and I was listening to a group presentation where this girl dropped about 10 likes in 1 minute, she was black woman too and I was Like WTF everyone speaks alike😂 now I use it a lot but still not like native Californians, like where did that accent come from?

  7. stephagogo says:

    Hecate, you are so funny! Your imaginary car jump exodus comment?? The best!!!

    • Kilbanks says:

      I second this!!! I actually laughed out loud at “Maybe it’s because it’s Halloween and he’s channeling some vibe that crosses Lord Byron with Riff Raff from Rocky Horror and Frankenstein’s monster. (All of which have brought up some questions about myself.)”

  8. Originaluna says:

    Well I’m in my thirties and although I have friends in late twenties, i get easily bored with early twenties people, let alone teenagers. No, pass.

  9. dj says:

    Just came here to say I love “fat Magnum!”

  10. Erin says:

    It’s a shame him and Alison Sudol broke up. They seemed really cute together. I wonder if he’s actually dating Lily Allen. I obviously don’t know any of them personally but it seems like a huge downgrade.

  11. SJR says:

    Oh man, I really can not take the chatter from the young ones.
    I am 58, and I enjoy the young family members overall but, when they get going on and on about some stuff…whoa doggies! The endless chatter about current celebs, hair, music…most of which I happily ignore.
    Hey, this guy is completely correct. A “normal” adult should be aware of boundaries, and yes some stuff should not be discussed with co-workers either.
    Btw, I wish I could get most of my co-workers to STFU about their personal lives. I do not want to hear it.

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