Daid Harbour wants to see more dad bods on screen.
The 43-year-old Stranger Things star, who plays police chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix show, discussed his sex symbol image in an interview with CNET for its winter issue and admitted that he likes that he’s a little ‘chubby’.
‘I have a funny relationship with this dad bod thing. I sort of love it and the reason why I love it is actually very serious,’ he told the magazine.
Body positive: David Harbour has talked about his ‘dad bod’ in the new issue of CNET and called for more real bodies on film and TV
‘I do think that in a certain way, I’ve become a bit of a sex symbol for our time — there are articles about people digging Hopper. But I’m also like a little big and a little chubby. I love the idea of real bodies on television. And I love the idea of making real people beautiful and loved,’ he said.
David continued to say that he wants to see less of the impossibly thin and chiseled actors on screen.
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‘I think Hopper is so loved and he’s got a real body like I have a real body. I’m sick of these bodies on television that are impossibly thin — and the guys train for months and months and then they even stop eating a couple of days before and dehydrate to look a certain way.
The actor is all about body positivity, as he explained, ‘I want people to feel good in their bodies, like I’m sick of twigs on both ends of the spectrum, men and women. I’m totally tired of twigs,’
‘I’m also like a little big and a little chubby’ Harbour, 43, said he doesn’t mind having a dad bod and ‘I love the idea of real bodies on television’
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‘I want people to love their bodies. Look, I don’t want you to be unhealthy. I want you to take care of yourself, take care of your heart. We don’t want you to be obese. But these impossible standards that Hollywood sets — I don’t find those people sexy anymore. I find them narcissistic and I find them cruel to culture because I think that art is meant to lead people. I don’t want that cruelty in our bodies anymore,
‘I want more big girls in leading roles. I want big guys in leading-man roles. I want them to be the hero.’
The actor just wrapped shooting for season three of Stranger Things.
He is also set to star in the Hellboy reboot, where he will be taking over the character played by Ron Perlman in the original Guillermo del Toro movies.
Hunk: Harbour has become a bit of a sex symbol thanks to his role as police chief Jim Hopper on Stranger Things