Every few months an actor appearing in action or superhero film will show off the effects of the gruelling regime they've undergone to get into shape for the role. A detailed description of the hours spent in the gym, strict diets and supplements they've had to take to look that way.

I can appreciate it's all very impressive and that lots of hard work goes into it, but, being a lazy bastard, I also think 'fuck all that'.

However, David Harbour's body transformation to get from being ripped in Hellboy to 'dad bod' Sheriff Jim Hopper on Stranger Things is one I can get behind.

He's looking slightly different in the Hellboy reboot. (Credit: Hellboy/Twitter)

Speaking to Variety, the actor confirmed he'd already begun training to get ready for filming, telling the magazine: "I've already started the donut training. Six donuts a day. We'll get there, folks..."

Sounds wonderful.

When asked how it felt to be a sex symbol as (lovely, lovely) Hopper he said: "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. 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.

Credit: Netflix

"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." Me either, pal.

It wasn't all good news, though, Harbour also told Variety that the rumours about having to wait until 2019 for the third season of Stranger Things fit the 'timeline' the show has followed so far.

Credit: PA

Although he said he was 'not the authority on any of this', he said that with the first season airing on 15 July and the second on 27 October, his guess would be for January or February 2019, for the third.

Source: Variety

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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