David Harbor says World of Warcraft ‘ruined my life’

Henry Cavill, star of The Witcher on Netflix, is beloved in our hearts as a unique blend of smooth chat, Olympian physique, and true PC gamer credibility. During a Geeked Week live stream for another hit Netflix show, Stranger Things, we heard from the man who could very well be the Anti-Henry: David Harbour, who gifted audiences with his own excellent but slightly different experience, with video games.

Harbor’s angst story begins around 17 minutes into the chat, when host Felicia Day mentions that she and Harbor were recently talking about World of Warcraft. “Oh my God, the most embarrassing thing in my existence,” says Harbour.

“In 2005 I played the Shit out of this game. Ruined my life for 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 entire guild.”

Day, who was no stranger to WoW itself, asked if Harbor was a trespasser, and he quickly confirmed that he was, while his co-star Winona Ryder looked at him silently, a look of concern fixed on her face. Harbor then explained that while World of Warcraft ruined his life, it took another very different game to make him realize it.

“It’s so funny, because I played The Sims too. Have you played The Sims?” he continued. “You could be an actor in The Sims. You can advance your career, but what you have to do is, like, work on things. You have to work on your speech and your body, right?

“I remember my avatar reached a certain level in his career, and I kept trying to get him to work on his speech. He was like a supporting actor, but I wanted him to work on his speech and his body, and whatever he wanted. to do was sit and play video games. And so I was like, wow wow wowI had this vortex moment where I saw my life before my eyes.”

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“An actor playing this game can really mess with your head,” interjected Ryder.

“That’s what happened,” Harbor said. “And that’s why my life was ruined.”

Of course, it all worked out in the end, though. The recently released fourth season of Stranger Things is setting records (opens in new tab), and the show is now heading into its fifth (and final) season. Harbor also recently earned a spot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Soviet super-soldier Red Guardian.

“I went back!” he said, “I’m the comeback kid. I’m the Tyson Fury of acting.”

Ryder, for her part, said she’s just a big movie fan: as a child, her fantasy was to buy a movie theater and replace every seat with a bed and a bathtub so she could watch movies all day, every day. days. “Hey Netflix, if you need your next reality show, all you have to do is buy a movie theater, a bathtub and a bed, and have Winona Ryder watch movies for a lifetime,” Harbor said. “I’m going to watch this show. I’m going to watch the Shit out of this show.”

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