Dacre Montgomery, who plays bully Billy on the second season of Stranger Things, was quite determined to make an impression with this audition tape. Best known for his role in Power Rangers, Montgomery got all oiled up for the tape and also donned a nude-colored G-string.
Montgomery had to audition for the role of Hawkins’ unhinged bully Billy. He submitted an tape where he dances shirtless to ’80s hits “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Come on Eileen.”
“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,” Montgomery explains. “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.”
You can’t see it in the video, but Montgomery says he was rocking a nude-colored G-string.
The 22-year-old actor from Australia explains, “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.”
“I get so self-conscious, so it was a nice reprieve from that, to be able to do that at home, during the day, while none of my family was home, and just go for it, to just have that moment of freedom, and be able to show them that I can have that uninhibited freedom. And I was like, Okay, what better way to do that than to oil myself up, put on a G-string, and… yeah.”