From watching David Harbour's impassioned speech at this year's Screen Actors Guild awards, you'd have thought that even those currently residing in space would've been able to hear his red-faced call to action. But apparently not. According to the #StrangerThings chief himself, the reason Winona Ryder made so many batshit crazy faces during his time on the podium was because she actually couldn't hear a word he was saying. Yes, really.
Harbour, who stars in the #Netflix show as Chief Hopper, told People Magazine:
“She couldn’t hear me! Which I was confused by, because I was screaming! But apparently, she couldn’t hear me."
For those of you who can't remember the plethora of brilliance that Winona's face exuded at the #SAGAwards, here's a little reminder:
Perhaps he was bellowing so strongly she became partly defended and that was the reason for her strained expression? Or perhaps, as David explains, the woman is just "porous."
"She is just such a porous, expressive woman and actress - I think it just flowed through her like every experience - and I loved it."
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Of course, though he ran the speech past a number of his co-stars before the grand finale, there were still a number of topics he didn't have time to cover; like the sheer number of badass females in Hollywood, for example:
“A lot of Hollywood female characters are not treated as ‘bad ass’ — I wanted to talk about that … the women characters in our story that have such power.”
And speaking of badass femmes, there was one "overrated" queen in the audience that rendered him totally star struck:
“Out of the corner of my eye, I see Denzel [Washington] and Meryl Streep standing up. The reason why I was shaking and everything was I just couldn’t believe that was my life at that moment. These are people who I’ve grown up with and people that I’ve admired my whole life. To be considered among them, or a part of them, was the greatest moment.”
While many viewers complain that celebrities should "stick to entertaining and lay off the politics," Harbour argues that when you're given celebrity status you're also handed a platform and a responsibility to spread the message you believe in:
"I feel like [celebs] do have a responsibility as influencers in this culture that creates good or evil. We have a responsibility and we should be aware of that - that is really what I wanted to talk about."
Check out the teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 2:
Do you think trouble hearing was the real reason for Winona's crazy face?