STRANGER THINGS' David Harbour Was Told He Was Too Fat To Play The Blob In X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

Yes, you read that right. Stranger Things alum and our new Hellboy, David Harbour, reveals what happened when he went in to audition for the role of The Blob in the first Wolverine movie...

During an interview with The Wrap, Stranger Things actor David Harbour revealed that he actually auditioned for the role of Fred Dukes, AKA The Blob, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and didn't get the part because... he was too fat?

As ridiculous as that sounds, Harbour says that he joked around when he went in to read for the role by squeezing is belly while saying, “I got your Blob right here,” and he believes that's what ultimately cost him the gig.


“I just made a stupid joke and then they called me and the director, we met at like a hotel, and he was like, ‘David, look, you’re wonderful, we really think you’re just a great actor, we’re just concerned… we’re really concerned,'” he explained. “I was like, ‘Why, what’s your concern? I’m good to go. I’m available, let’s do this!’ And they were like, ‘no, it’s just, you lifted up your shirt and we saw the… we’re just a little worried about your health.'”

“I was like, ‘Wait a minute, dude, pause for one second,'” he added. “‘You are telling me I’m too fat to play The Blob? That’s awesome, I have to get the f— back to New York.’

That’s my audition — so I didn’t get The Blob.”

The Strain's kevin Durand went on to play The Blob, while Harbour has the Hellboy reboot lined up next. You can see him being fitted for the demonic hero's Right Hand of Doom, HERE.
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