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“This is really weird and creepy”: Stranger Things Star David Harbour Was Shocked With His Surprise Casting in ‘W.E.’, Reveals He Was Hired Because Madonna Found Him ‘S-xy’ Enough For the Role

“This is really weird and creepy”: Stranger Things Star David Harbour Was Shocked With His Surprise Casting in ‘W.E.’, Reveals He Was Hired Because Madonna Found Him ‘S-xy’ Enough For the Role

David Harbour has been winning hearts all over with his role in Stranger Things. His career kickstarted a long while ago, however, one of the most significant moments of his career was during his 2011 movie. W.E. changed a portion of his life and added onto a memory that the actor never would like to forget.

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David Harbour

His audition for the movie began as a cryptic and secret audition which he only knew as a role he had to try out and show up for. What he did not expect, was that the reason he got the audition in the first place was due to the interest Madonna had in him.

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Madonna Found David Harbour S*xy

In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, David Harbour revealed how he went on to audition for the movie, he had no idea what he was getting into and had been stunned to see Madonna was a part of it. He has no clue as to what was going on, and luckily enough, he managed to get the role.


“I got a call from a casting director that I knew very well saying they’re putting together a top-secret movie read-through, but you just have to show up at St. Regis and go in this room and all will be revealed. And I was like, ‘This is weird and creepy.’”

His 2008 film, Revolutionary Road had brought recognition to the character in a way he least expected, that is, Madonna grew an interest in him and found him to be rather s*xy. He believed this secret audition to be of Ridley Scott and Martin Scorsese but was instead met with the legendary singer.

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The Chemistry Between David Harbour And Madonna

Both the actor and the singer had a mutual sense of attraction toward each other and although the movie did not do as well, he was still a part of it. It was co-written by Madonna and David Harbour and starred alongside Abbie Cornish, James D’Arcy, and Andrea Riseborough in the historical drama.

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David Harbour

His latest roles in Stranger Things, Black Widow and his upcoming movie Violent Night have all been adding to his amazing roster, however, nothing for him would be as iconic as filming with Madonna. He deemed his experience as legendary to see her work and get along her choreographer for dance sequences. Making it an extraordinarily unique experience for everyone even though he had a bunch the movie would not do well.

Violent Night is available to watch throughout in theatres.

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Source: Indie Wire

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.