Stranger Things’ David Harbour says making season 1 was the ‘most miserable’ time of his life

Meanwhile, Harbour’s co-star Noah Schnapp has been teasing what to expect from season three of 'Stranger Things', revealing it will be 'very different' to what has come before


                            Stranger Things’ David Harbour says making season 1 was the ‘most miserable’ time of his life

'Stranger Things' actor David Harbour has admitted that working on the first season of the show was the “most miserable” time of his life.

Though he might portray the emotionally hardened, strong-silent and invulnerable Sheriff Hopper on the show, but in the recent segment of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” presented by Shutterstock, Harbour spoke his heart out about the pain he went through while shooting with 'Twin Peaks' star Kyle MacLachlan.

“The first season was the most miserable time in my life,” Harbour said on the segment. “It was sort of the greatest time in my life, too, but I just wanted to work on it so hard.”

“And I also thought to a certain degree that I wanted my audience to feel… I was like you’ve got a shot at the pro ball here, why not sacrifice six months of your life to have something resonate very deeply if possible," he told MacLachlan according to Digital Spy.

According to DECIDER, he pushed himself too hard, so much so that he would be depressed whenever he wasn’t working on the show.

“We went down to Atlanta to shoot it, and I had very little interaction with anyone,” Harbour said. “I just would sit in my house, and very depressed. I would rarely go out. I started to learn the ukulele a little bit, so I’d play weird songs on the ukulele and just sit.”

Actor David Harbour attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 (Getty Images)
Actor David Harbour attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 (Getty Images)

“I would just sit in my house, and I remember being so sad and when we wrapped I drove from Atlanta to New York with my friend. It was the oddest thing, I’m normally a pretty loquacious, fun person, and I got in that car with my friend and I couldn’t even talk.”

According to Digital Spy, Harbour admitted that he felt a “deep insecurity” and for him, it was “the darkest time” of his life, though there was “joy” in doing his job and also that he found shooting for the second season much easier.

Meanwhile, Harbour’s co-star Noah Schnapp has been teasing what to expect from season three of 'Stranger Things', revealing it will be “very different” to what has come before.

The Emmy Award-winning “Actors on Actors” series will air in two episodes on PBS SoCal KOCE the first on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm and the second on Thursday, June 21 at 7 pm. Both episodes will stream on pbssocal.org following their premieres.