This is one of the revelations of Stranger Things. Already in season 2 of the Netflix series, the character played by Dacre Montgomery has made an impression: we love to hate him. An unbearable handsome kid with a mullet cut, Billy Hargrove has all the girls of high school at his feet and even seduces mothers when he becomes a lifeguard in season 3. A character diametrically opposite to the one who interprets him .
On July 23, 2019, Dacre Montgomery took his Instagram account, where he published a photo of him in high school. In legend, he confides his anxieties and his difficulties of course when he was younger. “When I was a child, I was lost. I went through difficult things at school. I was an overweight kid who loved to play comedy. I have never been popular or gifted in sports. Girls were never interested in me. I suffered from anxiety from a very young age. Distracted, never focused“, he explains.
Once at home, young Dacre Montgomery focused on his dream. “I was visualizing a future where my dreams come true. At 15, I failed my exams. At 16, I was told to lose weight. At 17, I was told to go to an art school and work out. When I was in school, I was asked to leave. I had a dream, but I was told it was not possible“, continues the 24-year-old actor.
“You know what, I lost weight and I never stopped hoping or being curious. I never let chess destroy me, because I believe in myself. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise“, he concluded. A particularly inspiring speech,” liked “by 1.7 million people.