Quien haya visto 'Stranger things' sabe que el personaje de Billy Hargrove, el hermano de la pelirroja Max, se ha erigido como el guaperas de la popular serie de Netflix. Solo hay que ver las lascivas miradas que las mamás de Hawkins, el pueblo en el que se ambienta la ficción de los hermanos Duffer, le dedican al socorrista malote cuando se pasea por la piscina con aires de suficiencia en una tercera temporada en la que el chico cobra un especial protagonismo (no revelaremos más para no soltar 'spoilers').
En la vida real, el actor que lo interpreta, el australiano Dacre Montgomery (Perth, 1994), también sabe lo que es lucir palmito, ya que se ha convertido en el modelo protagonista de la campaña publicitaria de H&M basada en la colección ochentera de 'Stranger things'. Ahora, incluso, protagoniza la portada de la edición australiana de la revista 'Men's health', donde presume de músculos y habla de cuál ha sido su rutina de ejercicios para ponerse en forma, en la que no han faltado el 'running', el boxeo, las cintas de resistencia, el surf, el levantamiento de peso, el 'fitness' y el yoga.
When I was a kid, I was lost. I had a really tough time in school. I was a big kid who loved drama. I never got passing grades, I wasn't popular or a gifted sports player. Girls were never interested in me. I suffered from anxiety from a young age. I was distracted and I wasn't focused. But I had a dream, I was lucky - I knew what I wanted to do. And every night I went home and I focused on THAT. I visualised a future where my dreams became a reality. When I was 15 I failed my high school drama exams. When I was 16 I was told I needed to loose weight. When I was 17 I was told I should go to drama school and train. When I was 18 I was fired from my job. When I was in drama school I was told to leave. When I had a DREAM - I was told it wasn't achievable. Well, you know what.... I lost weight, I went to drama school and I never stopped wanting it, I never stopped being curious. I never let the failures get me down. Because I believed in myself and I never let anyone tell me otherwise. You can do anything you set your mind to. So, go out there and get it!