David Harbor Wore a Facial Prosthesis in Stranger Things 4 and No One Noticed

“I hate prosthetics, but (makeup artist) Barry and his team made it as painless as possible,” actor David Harbor said when he learned his character was supposed to wear one in certain scenes in the fourth season of Stranger Things.

The actor David Harborwho plays the policeman Jim Hopper in stranger thingsrevealed that he wore a facial prosthesis in the fourth season of the Netflix series.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen the final season of Stranger Things, you better check back later.

Recall that in the last chapter of the third season, Hopper, who is the chief of police of Hawkins, apparently dies after the explosion of the Russian machine that closed the portal.

However, in the fourth, we find out that he survived, but was locked up by the Russian army. In this context, Hopper reappears in the series much thinner and with a deteriorated appearance.

In order to play the imprisoned Hopper in the production’s fourth cycle, Harbor had to lose several pounds.

However, that was a small problem. Although the actor offered to record the flashback scenes before starting his weight loss process, the new episodes weren’t written yet, so it wasn’t possible.

David Harbor recorded the flashback scenes with a facial prosthesis

As revealed on his social media, to record the flashback scene where he survives the reactor explosion, David Harbor used a facial prosthesis that made his face look like he had before he lost weight.

In a sequence of images on her Instagram account, the star showed how the characterization process went.

“At the end of season 3, I told the Duffer brothers that the flashback after ‘death’ had to be shot because it was going to lose weight and it could lead to breaks in continuity. But they didn’t have it. yet written,” he said.

“Luckily we had the wonderful (makeup artist) Barrie Gower to give me the complete Hopper look. I hate prosthetics, but Barry and his team made it as painless as possible.”

“A big thank you also to Amyl Forsythe, who has also been in charge of our makeup department since Season 1, for overseeing and being so generous throughout the process,” she added.

David Harbor with the facial prosthesis
David Harbor with the facial prosthesis | instagram

In the same post, he revealed that the process of shaving his head in season four was recorded in one take and with the help of the show’s hairstylist.

“(Thank you) also to Sarah Hinds, our talented head stylist, who has been by my side in our ‘gulag hair salon’, making sure my hair was shaved as neatly and efficiently as possible to make it look good on my face. on camera. We did it in one fell swoop!” he said.

The before and after of David Harbor
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Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 Will Only Have Two Chapters

Note that the first volume is available on Netflix from May 27, while the second part will arrive on the platform on July 1.

The latter will only have two episodes, but both are long. While the first will last about 1h25; the second and last will last nearly two and a half hours.

The series, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb Mclaughin and Sadie Sink, follows the story of a town called Hawkins haunted by evil beings from a dark alternate dimension called Upside Down.

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