“Stranger Things” star Dacre Montgomery arrived in Hawkins, Indiana, only to rile everyone and everything up — but what’s in store for his character in Season 3?
During TheWrap’s interview with the Australian actor, Montgomery was asked whether Billy will become a vessel of sorts for the monster in the third season of the hit Netflix show.
“That’s really interesting — you mean using my body as a host?” he responded. “I don’t know, I don’t want to speculate too much. I feel like the Duffers [co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer] are so great, that they’re going to have all kind of things up their sleeves. I’m excited to see where it goes.”
In Season1, Steve Harrington (played by Joe Keery) was the “bad guy” in Hawkins, but Season 2 finds him in a completely different — and far more likable — place. Meanwhile, Montgomery’s character, Billy, filled the role of the human antagonist quickly, an idea that Stephen King has incorporated into many of his works … a human villain who is just as bad as the supernatural ones.
“Billy is so emasculated by Steve or is threatened by Steve because he holds this alpha male role in the little bubble that is Hawkins,” Montgomery said. “I don’t think you can just be a bad person — I don’t think Steve is a bad person.”
Montgomery didn’t have to do much convincing to get the role of the character that donned an eccentric mohawk wig. Of course, we all remember that wonderful audition tape that made the rounds earlier this month via GQ.
“I just cared about something, and I cared about it a lot and I was trying to find something different,” Montgomery said.
The Duffer Brothers have confirmed a third and possibly fourth season of the hit supernatural show, and we can’t wait to see what Billy gets up to when the upcoming season rolls around.
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Dacre has joined the cast of the movie “The True History of the Kelly Gang”.
Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult are set to star in True History of the Kelly Gang from director Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed, Macbeth).
George MacKay (Captain Fantastic) and Essie Davis (The Babadook) will also star in the gothic Western, which is based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. The story chronicles Ned Kelly (MacKay), one of the world’s greatest outlaws, and the colonial badlands from which he rose.
Vikings star Travis Fimmel and Stranger Things newcomer Dacre Montgomery are also set for the feature from screenwriter Shaun Grant. Rounding out the cast is Sean Keenan, Harry Greenwood, Thomasin McKenzie and Earl Cave.
Liz Watts (Porchlight Films), Hal Vogel (Daybreak Pictures) and Brad Feinstein (Romulus Entertainment) will produce. Peter Carey and David Aukin from Daybreak, Vincent Sheehan from Porchlight and Joseph F. Ingrassia from Romulus Entertainment will serve as executive producers.
Romulus is financing, along with grants from Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria and Film4. Filming is set to start next year in Australia.
Rocket Science, whose slate includes Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman and the Willem Dafoe-starrer At Eternity’s Gate, will handle international sales. CAA is representing U.S. rights.
Check out Dacre’s audition tape for Stranger Things!