Some actors make incredible body transformations for their acting roles with grueling workout regimes and super strict diets. Then some actors make impressive body transformations like David Harbour with the help of donuts. The Stranger Things actor revealed how he gets his dad bod back for his role as Chief Hopper through “donut training.” I like the sound of “donut training.” Harbour got ripped to play Hellboy, with abs, bicep muscles, and everything.
But Chief Hopper isn’t some muscle-bound Adonis. He’s just doughy Chief Hopper. Harbour revealed his delicious method on how he transforms his body from a ripped Hellboy to a cop with the muscle definition of a scallop in Variety. “I’ve already started the donut training. Six donuts a day! We’ll get there, folks,” the Stranger Things actor said.
“In this business, certainly it’s a lot crazier for women than it is for men, but there’s such a thing where there’s a lot of judgment on the way you look, and on your body,” he told Variety. “The fact is for years I had been trapped in a certain narcissism and a desire to have a certain body and look sexy. The fact that I got famous and become a sex symbol around my normal frumpy love-handled self is so gratifying. And dare I say culturally gratifying as well. What makes someone sexy in my mind is who they are.”
Harbour made a reference to the iconic Chief Hopper dancing that became a meme. “It’s not necessarily how they look. If you have a dad bod, if you wear it well, and still shake your hips pretty good, I feel like you too can be a sex symbol! I think that’s what we should venerate as sexy. Not people who eat organic chicken all day and spend nine hours at the gym. That’s not a society that I really care about.” Suddenly, being a Hollywood actor that plays make-believe and scarfs down donuts seems pretty fun. You can read the entire interview over at Variety. Mmmm donut training. Once again, Simpsons did it first.