Dacre Montgomery, the 22-year-old Australian actor, seems to be all over our screens these days – and that’s mainly due to the release of the new Power Rangers movie.
Dacre portrays what has to be the hottest version of the Red Power Ranger ever – but his impressive body is also what helped him nail his next role, on the second season of Stranger Things. He just had to dance naked (Well, in a G-string, but that almost counts as naked).
Getting that buffed up body wasn’t easy for Dacre Montgomery, who had to train day and night, as he tells The Hollywood Reporter.
“I trained for about two and a half months, six days a week, three hours a day. I’d get up in the morning, work with a couple of phenomenal trainers, doing a lot of MMA, kickboxing, CrossFit, boxing, a whole variety of stuff, just learning about my physique and flexibility.
It was like a job. And then I flew to Vancouver and then that scene from the trailer where I’m shirtless was in the first week. (Laughs.) So thank God because I came, and it was like we just snapped straight into six days a week, 17 hours a day, and I did not have as much time to train.”
Other than the Power Rangers, which Dacre didn’t even get to watch as a kid, he’s now a big fan of Netflix’ Stranger things.
When his manager told him there might be an opening for a role in Season 2, Dacre had to send an audition tape – but the description called for “an 18-year-old bad boy.”
“I was so nervous [about] it and wanted it so badly I made like a short film. I had an opening score, opening titles and credits.
And I got in like a G-string and danced naked to ’80s music with this leather jacket and crazy glasses.
I didn’t sleep Thursday night, and I got the call Friday morning saying the Duffers (The series creators) want to Skype you on Sunday morning and they want to fly you to L.A. next week for the test deal. I was like, “Holy shit!” I Skyped the Duffers Sunday morning and we got a call Monday morning the test deal is off the plate, it’s an offer.”
Dacre is going to play a character named Billy, an “unpredictable” guy who’s going to ruffle some feathers. Hopefully, we’ll get to see a version of that naked dance…