David Harbour should actually give a top class in acceptance speeches. Last year, the “Stranger Things” actor emotionally swore to “repel bullies” and “punch some people in the face” on accepting a Screen Actors Guild Award for the show and its cast.
This year, Harbour has again delivered a passionate speech when he won the award for Best Supporting actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday, January 11th.
In the spirit of Time’s Up — a star-studded innovation that focuses on helping women in all fields who are struggling with sexual harassment, discrimination, and pay disparity — Harbour recalled his character, Chief Hopper, to speak on the power of a young woman, Jane Hopper (née Eleven).
“In Stranger Things this season, Hopper spends the most of the fall of ’84 holed up in a cabin with a mature young woman, seriously, repeatedly trying to care for her as her all-adapting, changing needs slip through his naive fingers, his firm beliefs, his fear that the world is not prepared,” he said. “The world is not ready for the secret, innate power she has in her.”
David Harbour's Speech at the Critics Choice Awards. i love him 💟 pic.twitter.com/EtCKao6pwf
— stranger things 2 (@bestofsthings) January 12, 2018
After being reconciling with her long-lost sister Kali later on in the season, she is “lit aflame, and she lifts this fire, this light, back to Hawkins and reconcile with Hopper and now he himself have to be shielded by the North Star of her powerful coming to being.”
“She is the solution to suturing the wound, bringing back life, curing the infection, closing the rift,” he added pointedly, before moving on to give gratitude to the women who made his award-winning act possible: his mom, his “incandescent” costar Winona Ryder, and his “sparring partner” Millie Bobby Brown.
Replying Harbour’s endearing speech, Brown posted on twitter thanking him for the inspirational speech. Read tweet below :
david harbour's speech at the #CriticsChoiceAwards2018 made me cry. Thank you for inspiring me each day and making me realize how lucky i am to be doing this amazing job called acting. 🙏
— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) January 12, 2018
Here anticipates Harbour makes use of another chance at the mic at the 2018 SAG Awards later this month, where both he and his castmates are being nominated. More speeches like this are needed.