Stranger Things’ new villain made Millie Bobby Brown burst into tears

Stranger Things star Jamie Campbell Bower recalls how his Vecna ​​dress brought Millie Bobby Brown to tears when he first saw the monster.

The following contains minor spoilers for Stranger Things Season 4, Part 2, now on Netflix.

Weird stuffJamie Campbell Bower revealed that his character, Vecna, in his monstrous outfit made fellow actor Millie Bobby Brown cry.

In an interview with Variety, Bower shared that Vecna’s grotesque appearance from the Upside-Down brought the actor who played Elf to tears when she first saw him in full costume. †[Brown] is so receptive and open and honest and childlike that anything that is meant to be scary and should be scary feels terrifying to her,” he explained. “They put her in a position where she’s tied up. I walked up to her [as Vecna] and she burst into tears. She didn’t want to look at me and she was visibly disgusted by the whole thing.”

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Brown realized quite quickly who exactly was wearing all that makeup, thanks to a particular habit she recognized. “After she cried and I made it clear she knew it was me, one of the things she said was, ‘I knew it was you when I smoked cigarettes,’ because I’m a smoker,” Bower laughed.

Vecna’s monstrous look was actually created with very little CGI, as the Duffer Brothers wanted the Season 4 villain to be built using prosthetics and other practical effects. Designer Barrie Gower, who has previously worked on Game of Thrones and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, was brought on board to help realize the Duffer Brothers’ vision for Vecna. The finished product had Bower in the makeup chair for seven and a half hours each day, arriving on set at 3 a.m. to have 25 pieces of latex and silicone rubber glued to him with a medical adhesive. It would then take about an hour to remove after Bower spent about 10 to 12 hours filming the show.


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Divided into two parts, the fourth season of Weird stuff takes place eight months after the events of Season 3 and follows three different storylines. The first story features Dustin Henderson, Max Mayfield, Lucas and Erica Sinclair, Steve Harrington, Nancy Wheeler, Robin Buckley and Eddie Munson as they try to solve a murder mystery, while in the second storyline Eleven tries to regain her powers with Mike Wheeler and Will and Jonathan Byers. The final story revolves around Joyce Byers and Murray Bauman as they try to rescue Jim Hopper from a Russian mob.


All four seasons of Weird stuff are available to stream on Netflix.

Source: Variety

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