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David Harbour worried his mental illness would cost him work as an actor.
The 43-year-old star was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his 20s but didn't speak publicly about his struggles until he found success as Jim Hopper in Stranger Things because he worried about being viewed as unreliable.
Marc - Maron - WTF - Podcast - Actor
While appearing on Marc Maron's WTF podcast he said: 'As an actor, you're worried about getting hired, but now I'm at a place where I can talk about this.
'Also, I'm in my forties, I may as well be myself, whether I get work or not.'
David - Condition - Support - Inspiration - Others
And David hopes that by speaking candidly about his condition, he can offer support and inspiration to others going through the same struggles.
He said: 'My biggest reason for getting into it was I imagined a mother of a kid who is taken out of school, diagnosed childhood bipolar.
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