David Harbour Wants Jacob Elordi As Young Hopper For Stranger Things Spin-Off

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David Harbour Wants Jacob Elordi As Young Hopper For Stranger Things Spin-Off

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Stranger Things favourite David Harbour has revealed who he would love to play Chief Jim Hopper in a spin-off series of the beloved sci-fi show.

The Netflix show is due to come to an end with season 5, but the Duffer Brothers have already confirmed they are working on a spin-off series. Although the pair have kept stum about any potential ideas.

In light of the plans, Harbour shared his thoughts about where Hopper could hypothetically go next and revealed he would love to see Euphoria's Jacob Elordi take on a youthful Hopper within the Hawkins universe.

When asked about his character, and the ways in which the Stranger Things universe could continue to explore Hopper’s backstory in a possible spin-off, Harbour told British GQ: "At this point, I think Hopper is a character that can exist independent of me.

David Harbour revealed who he would love to see play a young Jim Hopper. Credit: Netflix
David Harbour revealed who he would love to see play a young Jim Hopper. Credit: Netflix

"If they wanna go back in time, forward in time… I’d love to see another actor play Hopper, and see what they can bring to it."

Notably, the interviewer later adds that Harbour followed up their conversation with an email to say that he thinks Jacob Elordi, who plays Nate Jacobs on the HBO series, could take on the role of young Hopper.

He quipped: "He could pull off being as handsome as I was at 20."

Now that's the Euphoria-Stranger Things crossover we'd like to see.

Elsewhere, Harbour recently spoke out about his Stranger Things co-stars growing up in the spotlight.

The actor took on the role of chief of Hawkins Police Department Jim Hopper while in his forties. However, many of the show's central cast, such as Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard, began the hit Netflix series while only young teenagers.

Jacob Elordi is best known for playing Nate Jacobs in Euphoria. Credit: HBO
Jacob Elordi is best known for playing Nate Jacobs in Euphoria. Credit: HBO

Harbour has since reflected on his concerns for his co-stars because of them having found fame so young.

Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink and Noah Schnapp make up the youngest of the Stranger Things cast. At just 17, Schnapp started the show when he was only 12.

Harbour reflected on the precarious nature of being thrust into the public eye at such a young age.

He said: "[The Stranger Things young cast] are involved in something that is a minefield.

"The popularity and the money that they’re dealing with at 12 and 13 years old is… it just makes you an adult. They don’t really get to have the childhood that I wish they could."

Recently David shared his concerns for the young cast of Stranger Things. Credit: Alamy
Recently David shared his concerns for the young cast of Stranger Things. Credit: Alamy

Harbour has previously opened up about his concerns for the young Stranger Things cast.

He told The Envelope Podcast: "I know what it's like to go to the mall. I know what it's like to be bullied and humiliated. People not think I'm great. I know what it's like to have to find friends, not to have people come to me. I don't know that they'll ever have that feeling.

"I see what these kids have to deal with and, look, whatever. I mean, there's a lot of people that go through, I guess, a lot worse stuff. But mentally and psychologically, I think getting extremely famous and being so doted on at 11 years old is really hard for the psyche to reconcile with."

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, David Harbour, Stranger Things

Lisa McLoughlin
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