Netflix’s The Witcher star Henry Cavill is beloved in our hearts as a unique blend of suave conversation, Olympian physique and genuine PC gamer credibility. During a Geeked Week livestream for another hit Netflix show, Stranger Things, we heard about the man who just might be the Anti-Henry: David Harbour, who regaled audiences with his own excellent experience. but somewhat different with video games.
Harbor’s unfortunate story begins around the 17th minute of the chat, when host Felicia Day mentions that she and Harbor had recently talked about World of Warcraft. “Oh my god, the most embarrassing thing in my life,” Harbor said.
“In 2005, I played the shit out of this game! It ruined my life for about a year. I mean, I was like out of my mind. I was madly addicted to this video game. I was a night elf warrior named Norad, and he was the second tank in my whole guild.”
Day, who was no stranger to WoW herself, asked if Harbor was a raider, and he quickly confirmed that he was, while his co-star Winona Ryder looked at him in silence, with a look. watchful and worried on his face. Harbor went on to explain that if World of Warcraft ruined his life, it took another, very different game to make him realize it.
“It’s so funny, because I also played The Sims. Have you ever played The Sims?” he continued. “You could be an actor in The Sims. You can progress in your career, but what you have to do is work on things. You have to work on your speech and your body, right?
“I remember my avatar hit a certain point in his career, and I kept trying to get him to work on his speech. He was like a support player, but I wanted him to work on his speech and his body, and all he wanted to do was sit around and play video games. And then I was like, whoa who whoa whoaI had that vortex moment where I saw my life in front of my eyes.”
“An actor playing this game could really confuse your head,” Ryder quipped.
“He did that,” Harbor said. “And that’s why my life was ruined.”
It all clearly worked out in the end, though. The recently released fourth season of Stranger Things sets records (opens in a new tab), and the show is now heading into its fifth (and final) season. Harbor also recently carved out a place for himself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Soviet super-soldier Red Guardian.
“I returned!” he said, “I’m the comeback kid. I’m the Tyson Fury of acting.”
Ryder, for her part, said she was just a huge movie fan: when she was a kid, her fantasy was to buy a movie theater and replace all the seats with a bed and a bathtub. so she can watch movies all day, every day. “Yo Netflix, if you need your next reality show, all you have to do is buy a theatre, a bathtub and a bed, and make Winona Ryder watch movies all her life,” said Harbor said. “I’m going to watch this show. I’m going to watch the shit out of this show!”