‘Stranger Things 4’: David Harbour Explains the ‘Pressure’

Stranger Things season 4 capitalized on many emotional moments, including the reunion

between Hopper Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper finally reunited after Joyce believed Hopper to be dead.

It’s a moment that’s very cathartic for both the characters and the audience.

David Harbour knew this moment had a lot of emotional

weight and felt pressure to make sure Hopper and Joyce’s reunion was perfect.

At the end of Stranger Things season 3, Hopper sacrificed himself in an explosion that closed off

one of the portals to the upside-down. Fortunately, in Stranger Things 4, David Harbour returns

as it’s revealed that Hopper survived the explosion but ended up in a Russian prison.

Hopper goes through a lot in this prison, including a fight with another Demogorgon.