Jamie Campbell Bower on the instant he realized he was the Stranger Things antagonist Vecna: “Awesome, I’m not mistaken!”
When Eleven and One first met in Dr. Brenner’s laboratory, it appeared like they would join forces to combat everything that has been afflicting Hawkins. But when it was revealed that One had been playing the villainous role the entire time, Eleven was as astonished as viewers of the Netflix series Stranger Things.
Therefore, the acting of actor Jamie Campbell Bower in the series is garnering praise. Bower has demonstrated his acting skills to the furthest extent, from portraying the mentor-like character One to the unrepentant Vecna who embraces his dark side to create the Upside Down.
Bower stated in a recent interview that he had a hunch that his One/Henry Creel/Vecna character is the primary antagonist of not only season four but the entire series. He stated to Hollywood Reporter, “I almost knew. It never occurred to me, ‘Oh my God, I must live up to this!’ Because the only idea that occurred to me mentally was, “Oh no, I produced this,” This was my responsibility. I got this notion from an early stage. Therefore, I never feared getting the knowledge and feeling obligated to live up to it. It was more along the lines of “Wow, I’m not wrong!”
Jamie Campbell Bower has been posting numerous behind-the-scenes videos on his Instagram account, ranging from his seven-hour-plus demon costume transformation to his Vecna voice. While working on his body language, the actor was also concerned with his walk for Vecna. He explained to Hollywood Reporter, “The walk began with me figuring out the calm and intent behind why I was walking the way I was walking. Then, while wearing the [costumed] feet, I had to make it appear as natural and authentic as possible.”
Where is that point of balance? In response, Bower said, “I don’t have to be wild and chaotic; I can be precise, purposeful, and dominant.”
Jamie Campbell Bower was so well-prepared that he intimidated Milli Bobby Brown (Eleven) and Sadie Sink (Max) on the set. There’s more. Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) also felt “uneasy” when he observed Bower acting as Vecna on the set. Bower stated that the reaction of his co-stars confirmed that he was “doing the right thing.”
Fans’ comments about Jamie Campbell Bower’s performance in Season 4 of Stranger Things have made social media buzz. Many individuals were reminded of films such as Halloween and Hellraiser.
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