Season 2 of the Netflix smash hit series Stranger Things has broken all types of records and while the young members of the cast get most of the glory and praise, this season, one of the standout performances comes from the new character ‘Billy’, played by actor Dacre Montgomery.

 

 

‘Billy’ is a bit of a loose cannon to say the least and Montgomery does a great job bringing him to life.

But his audition tape really is what had me stunned and GQ got the exclusive look at it and it will leave you speechless.

When asked if he thought his audition tape would get this much attention he said,

 

“No, I don’t think I did. Because of the success of the first season [of Stranger Things], I just kind of wanted to make a bit of a splash with the Duffers, because I assumed they would be getting so many tapes. I had the audition details for about a day, and I did the whole thing in the first day because I was so overwhelmingly excited about it. I got [the audition details] when I woke up, so that’s 7 o’clock. It was one scene, the scene of me and Max in the car, and there was a scene from Stand By Me.

So I got up, kinda went crazy, shaved all my hair off around my face except for my mustache, and then rang two friends who are still studying at the acting university that I went to here in Perth. I was like, Can you help read for me behind the camera tonight? Then during the day I made everything else happen—the dancing and the rest, going out in the G-string and just playing around with it, and putting it together on iMovie and doing all that sort of stuff. And then my two friends came around in the evening, and they had no idea.”

 

Check out his full interview with GQ over HERE, and watch Dacre Montgomery’s stunning audition tape for season 2 of Stranger Things in the video above!

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