How ‘Stranger Things 4’ kept Vecna’s secret


    It is clear that the best kept secret of season 4 of stranger things until now it has been the identity of Vecna, revealed at the end of part 1. It’s one thing to suspect once you’ve started watching the show that Peter Ballard, the character played by Jamie Campbell Bower, is Uno, and then that Uno is Henry Creel and, boom, Henry Creel is Vecna, but it’s another to In this frenzy of leaks that we are experiencing, the identity of his character has been protected. Campbell’s character was sold early on as a lure: “A loving man who works as an orderly in a mental hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day in and day out, will he take any steps to turn things around?” And boy did he want to change them… The actor not only plays Uno, who is the first child with psychic powers who inspires Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine) to launch the show that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) comes out of, but who is an unsympathetic cross between a psychopath and a sociopath. Well, you already know all that or else you wouldn’t be reading this article. Another thing is if the series has been keeping Vecna’s secret since season 1. One theory says that Vecna’s character is already in a scene from season 1 of Stranger Things even though he does not physically appear. There is the sound of the clock when he summons his victims. The scene in question is when Will disappears. But we leave this better for another day.

    The secret started from the auditions. Jamie Campbell Bower had no idea what he was getting himself into. The Duffer brothers sent him scenes from the Two Faces of Truth and Hellraiser scripts. In retrospect, wow, that might make sense, but at the time, Campbell was clueless. Let’s see, after playing Gellert Grindelwald as a young man in Harry Potter and in fantastic animals, with such a particular physique, something had to do with a villain. After that first audition they sent him fake scenes from the series. They had more information about his character, but they were not scenes from the series. One of them was an early sketch of what would later develop as Chrissy’s death in Eddie’s trailer. “I went crazy. I did one of those detective mind maps and I put Will Byers in the middle and then all the other characters and I came up with a theory. When [después de las audiciones] They called me for a first meeting with Matt and Ross Duffer, I took a small folder that they had with all these images. I was pretty quiet throughout the entire meeting. It was one of those times when you think: Keep your mouth shut and everything will be alright. When they were done talking, I said, “Look, I have this book with everything I think this character is. Do you mind if I show it to you?” I showed them the book and they told me: but have you read the script? this is literally perfect. At that point, they left the room and came back shortly after with all these amazing 3D renderings and telling me more about the story of Vecna ​​and Henry and Una. It was crazy. The way I always viewed this journey for Henry was: sweet, sweet, sweet, nice, nice, nice, manipulate, manipulate, spin, full of total resentment, hate, carnage“. has told now, already released from keeping the secret Campbell in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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    And now the answer to your question about prostheses. In the same way that Hayden Christensen gives life to the body of Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and unlike Pedro Pascual in The Mandalorian, Campbell is under Vecna’s prosthetics. “Yeah, that’s me doing the voice under the prosthetics. It’s all me. The voice was kind of interesting. It took me a while to understand what his voice had to be like. I had done a lot of work on Henry and Uno before I started reading for script. I knew how Vecna ​​felt, but I didn’t have the voice yet. I was sending Matt and Ross audio recordings of myself with creepy vampire music playing underneath as I shaped my character’s voice. I have countless videos on my computer doing it… well, doing it wrong, walking around almost naked. It was funny. One of the sound guys on the show said to me, “I’ve got this voice changer for you.” I was like, “Oh no, I don’t need that.” But it was difficult while we were filming. Because the suit covers the ears and the ear holes are very, very small, being able to fully hear myself was quite difficult.”

How ‘Stranger Things 4’ kept Vecna’s secret