Stranger Things: actor explains the long process to become Vecna

We must admit that season 4 of the series stranger thingsswept the world’s attention, as the series surpassed itself and gave us some of the most iconic moments, with scenes that brought us the Upside Down and the terrifying enemies closer than ever, that’s why after the huge success, the series has taken a break to start filming a fifth and final season.

After a three-year hiatus, the main series of Netflix returned with its longest season yet, with some episodes exceeding two hours alone, so the latest installment introduced fans to yet another antagonist of the Upside Downthis time a ghost from the past raise: Neighbor.

This all-powerful psychokinetic is hell-bent on haunting Hawkins, specifically targeting those with trauma, and while by the end of the season most of the core team lives to see another day, their city is left in utter chaos as they anticipate a major war to come next. season.

Now, this great villain, neighbor comes to life thanks to the actor Jamie Campbell Bowerwho plays both the tentacled monster and his human version, which meant that Bower’s appearance, both physically and verbally, was constantly changing on set, and this without any special effects: “It’s about 90 percent real. It takes about eight hours to put it all together.”Bower said in an interview.

They are eight hours in the process. We start at about 3:00 am in the morning to be ready around 10:00. And then I have to act”for which he gave his thanks and support to his makeup department, which included talent with highly acclaimed resumes: “Working with Barrie Gower, who is amazing, he worked on Game of Thrones and The Witcher. Duncan Jarman, Mike Mekash, Nix [Herrera] and Eric Garcia. Say hello to those guys. Thank you very much”.

So just as Vecna’s physical appearance took months to perfect, Bower spent a lot of time fine-tuning his villain’s vocal aspect, revealing that he went through multiple stages of Vecna’s voice before finally finding the eerily deep tone in the voice. that it would settle

“It took a few months to get right, we had the full read in March 2020, and I had been doing a little bit of work on Vecna ​​and Henry. I just got the job in January. So I had some February to prepare. We did the full read, and I was there at the table reading with everyone. I sat behind Milly, and I was doing the voice and it started in this very nasal area, more like Freddy Krueger, and it just wasn’t landing. So I went home and worked on it. , I did a lot of reference work on Hellraiser and Doug Bradley in particular. And I was saying this deep, resonant voice comes out of the dark. And I was like, ‘Oh yeah. It shows.’ So I just worked on that. And I’m a singer, so I relaxed, I relaxed my larynx.”

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