If you’re like me, and just finished watching four hours of emotional turmoil also known as Stranger Things Season 4, Vol. 2.
With Max’s “death,” Vecna is able to open the fourth gate from the Upside Down to Hawkins, which means ALL HELL ESSENTIALLY BREAKS LOOSE and a bunch of innocent people dies from a sudden “earthquake” (it was absolutely NOT an earthquake). Oh, and Will ensures that Vecna didn’t die and is just hurt, and they need to kill Vecna or everyone will die.
So many cast members gave absolutely standout, Emmy-worthy performances in Vol. 2, like Caleb McLaughlin and Sadie Sink as Lucas and Max, Joseph Quinn as Eddie, and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin.
But we truly cannot talk about Season 4 at all without giving a ton of praise to Jamie Campbell Bower as Vecna/Henry/One (written fully in Robin’s voice) — because I think many of us have actually misjudged just how much work Jamie really did for this role.
First of all, whenever Vecna is in, well, Vecna form — that’s 100% Jamie in costume. Not a body double, not a CGI figure, that’s is all completely Jamie.
i can't talk right now, I'm doin hot ghoul shit pic.twitter.com/oElEpLrEu5
— Netflix (@netflix) June 15, 2022
In fact, it took him around seven and a half hours in the makeup chair with Stranger Things Season 4 makeup effects unit head Barrie Gower to get into his terrifying Vecna suit.
But the Stranger Things writers also just shared an absolutely incredible video of Jamie doing ADR (automated dialogue replacement) work for Vecna, which gave us a first look at him actually doing THE VOICE.
How good is Jamie? pic.twitter.com/R5TqsqqbOm
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) July 2, 2022
In case you didn’t immediately recognize it, Jamie’s working on the scene where he tells Eleven exactly what happened after she banished him to the Upside Down.