‘Stranger Things’: David Harbour Admits That There’s ‘Drama’ Behind the Scenes: ‘We are a Very Dysfunctional Family’

Although David Harbour loves all of his castmates on Stranger Things, he admits that there’s a fair amount of drama behind the scenes of the Netflix series. The seasoned actor, who masterfully plays Jim Hopper, compares the cast of Stranger Things to a “dysfunctional family.” Keep reading to find out why.

David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown
David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The ‘Stranger Things’ cast gets into little fights ‘all the time’

According to Millie Bobby Brown, she and her co-stars and no longer in the “honeymoon phase” of their relationship. The talented actor says that in the first season of the series, they were overly friendly when they were all still getting to know each other. Yet as the cast members got closer over the years, they grew into one big family where they ended up arguing like brothers and sisters.

“Once we first met each other, I think we were all very outgoing,” says Brown, according to The Daily Mail. “So it was just easy to connect. It wasn’t hard. It was like a relationship, actually, because it felt like we went through a honeymoon stage. We would be, like, really nice to each other. We didn’t want to do anything that would hurt each other’s feelings.”

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“Now it’s different,” Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas, added.

“Now it’s SO different,” Brown agreed, with a laugh. “We are actually siblings. We argue all the time.”

“I wouldn’t say all the time,” said McLaughlin.

“Yeah! We do!” Brown giggled. Fortunately, their arguments are over silly matters such as “Why are you eating my chips?

“It’s little remote control arguments,” McLaughlin added.

David Harbour confirms that there’s ‘drama’ behind the scenes of ‘Stranger Things’

According to Harbour, the cast of Stranger Things is like one big “dysfunctional family.” In an interview with Netflix he says that he feels like an “angry uncle” rather than a father figure while working with the kids. “Just a grumpy annoyed neighbor, maybe? Like ‘get the hell off my lawn.’ But on a serious tip, I mean, I’m very protective of those kids.”

“We are a very dysfunctional family, of the mild dysfunction,” Harbour told PEOPLE. “The one thing I can say about the Stranger Things cast that I don’t often feel when I do television and movies is that every single actor on that show that I’ve interacted with is a good-hearted person. That’s so rare to find, especially in our business, where there are pitfalls of narcissism and self-importance. We are a bunch of silly, good-hearted people. So whatever squabbles and drama that is created between us — of which there is — it all has a quality of like of a dysfunctional family. In that way, I think we all do take care of each other and provide for each other. It is a beautiful experience. It’s a very unique thing to love a cast as much as we all do.”

When will season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ premiere?

After the long-awaited delay in production due to the coronavirus pandemic, it looks as though we won’t be able to watch season 4 for some time. While rumors began to circulate that the 4th season would premiere on Valentine’s Day of 2021 (considering all the previous seasons fell around major Holidays,) it looks like that won’t be the case this year.

According to Netflix Life, the streaming service has listed all the major shows and movies premiering to Netflix in February. Sadly, Stranger Things did not make that list. Still, according to Harbour, the show should be premiering some time in early 2021, as Netflix Life reports.