David Harbour has established himself as a great actor. His portrayal of small-town sheriff Jim Hopper in Stranger Things earned him, and the entire cast, a SAG for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016. But aside from being an award-winning thespian, he’s also known for his rather pudgy physique. So when he was announced as the actor who would replace Ron Perlman as Hellboy for the movie’s 2019 version, many were justifiably skeptical.
Fans, however, can rest assured that Harbour will do “Big Red” justice. From the initial image released, it's clear that he took the role so seriously, he literally transformed his body to our favorite wisecracking demonic hero.
Harbour enlisted the help of Don Saladino, the same mad genius that trained Ryan Reynolds for his outing as the “Merc with the Mouth.” Watch Harbour’s journey from marshmallow to an absolute monster, here!
Check out the Hellboy trailer here: