Before “Stranger Things” season 2 started streaming, everyone was wondering what Dacre Montgomery would bring to the table and, boy… did we find out.
From the moment we met him, Montgomery’s character Billy Hargrove made Steve Harrington look like a teddy bear in the “bad boy” department and his recently released audition tape is no joke.
“I just kind of wanted to make a bit of a splash with the Duffers, because I assumed they would be getting so many tapes,” Montgomery told GQ. “I had the audition details for about a day, and I did the whole thing in the first day because I was so overwhelmingly excited about it.”
So how exactly did Montgomery snag the role? Well, it’s hard to say “no” to a G-string mixed with a little Duran Duran. Watch below.
“I got up, kinda went crazy, shaved all my hair off around my face except for my mustache, and then rang two friends who are still studying at the acting university that I went to here in Perth. I was like, ‘Can you help read for me behind the camera tonight?’” explained the actor. “Then, during the day, I made everything else happen — the dancing and the rest, going out in the G-string and just playing around with it, and putting it together on iMovie and doing all that sort of stuff.”
If you’ve watched, you’ll know that SPOILER ALERT Billy got a taste of his own medicine by the end of the season. But one thing’s for sure, if he’s back for season 3, our favourite Hawkins teens have got their hands full.