‘The Umbrella Academy’: Tom Hopper Said This Classic TV Show Inspired Him to Become an Actor

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tom Hopper attends the Premiere of Netflix

Fans of The Umbrella Academy could need to thank Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey, and Chandler for uplifting one of many hit Netflix collection’ stars to turn into an actor. Tom Hopper, who performs Luther Hargreeves, was such a fan of Friends as a child that he can credit score the present for beginning his profession.

Tom Hopper attends the Premiere of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' at ArcLight Hollywood on February 12, 2019
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Tom Hopper is such a giant ‘Friends’ fan, it impressed him in a life-changing approach

Hopper has an obsession with the present Friends that began when he was 10 years previous, he revealed in a July interview with The Guardian. That sitcom, it turned out, impressed him to pursue an appearing profession.

When requested what his favourite TV present was when he was 10, Hopper talked in regards to the traditional sitcom and it feels like he’s an absolute superfan.

“I used to be additionally 10 or 11 years previous when Friends began. It was one thing that my brother, my mum and I’d watch,” Hopper defined. “Over the years, we watched all 10 seasons as a household, and I ended up changing into an enormous fan. So I just about grew up with Friends, and I now know every thing about it.”

He added, “It was vastly influential for me in deciding to turn into an actor, too. I actually take pleasure in doing comedy, and quite a lot of my influences come from Friends; sure decisions that I make in my characters, I believe: that’s like when Ross did that or Joey did this. I all the time relate again to Friends.”

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His love of ‘Friends’ is timeless

While Hopper mentioned he cherished the present Friends as a child, it’s clear that the present remains to be a favourite. When requested “The show you wish had never been cancelled,” he answered, “It wasn’t cancelled, however I may have watched one other 10 seasons of Friends.”

In an August YouTube video for Netflix, the forged of The Umbrella Academy had a little bit of enjoyable with a Q&A that had them revealing the funniest second filming the present, the toughest scene to shoot, and the all-important query, “Who would be your dream dinner guest?”

Given Hopper’s Friends obsession, it’s not stunning to listen to his reply: “Oh, the Friends forged, I need to have dinner with.”

During the forged’s behind-the-scenes video, Hopper additionally answered what he loves most about his character. “I think I love how he, no matter what decision he makes, Luther desperately wants to do the right thing. So he’s deeply caring, actually,” he defined.

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Tom Hopper reveals his TV and movie obsessions

During The Guardian interview, Hopper additionally shared his TV responsible pleasure — and it’s in all probability not what you’d count on. He’s a Real Housewives fan!

“When we lived in LA, my spouse would watch all the Real Housewives exhibits, and I’d get drawn in along with her, watching three episodes again to again earlier than I even realized what I used to be doing,” the actor defined. “The one which I additionally discovered very entertaining, as a result of they’re simply thus far faraway from the world that I stay in, is Made in Chelsea. They’re so hilariously posh, and the entire thing is so scripted, all of it comes throughout like unusual, dangerous appearing. But it’s addictive.”

Maybe much less stunning is Hopper’s obsession with Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he revealed in a 2019 Men’s Health interview. “I watched [Terminator 2: Judgment Day] when I was quite younger than I should’ve been on VHS over and over again,” he defined on the time.

He added, “I was obsessed with Arnie… Arnie was a huge influence in my film watching. I ended up loving everything else that he did.”

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