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‘Made Many Mistakes in My Life’: Stranger Things Star Jamie Campbell Bower Reveals Horrendous Addiction That Could Have Tanked His Career

With season four of Stranger Things, Jamie Campbell Bower is one of the most famous actors right now. He has been hyped all over the world, for delivering an outstanding performance as Vecna. Although he was the antagonist of the show, he managed to conquer the hearts of people. Well, it has not always been this easy for him. Jamie Campbell Bower has opened up about his addiction and his path to sobriety.

Jamie Campbell as Vecna
Jamie Campbell as Vecna

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Jamie Campbell’s addiction story

Jamie Campbell Bower plays the role Vecna in season 4
Jamie Campbell Bower

Recently, Jamie Campbell also known as Vecna has opened up about his struggle with addiction.

He tweeted:

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Twelve and a half years ago was when he did The Twilight Saga: New Moon movie, and it was also the time before he debuted in the Harry Potter film series.

Jamie Campbell Bower shared some advice to people who are also struggling with addiction, trying to motivate them.


He wrote that:

“But each day is a chance to start again. Atone for mistakes and grow. For anyone who wakes up thinking “oh god not again” I promise you there’s a way. I’m so grateful to be where I am, I’m so grateful to be sober. I’m so grateful to be. Remember, we are all works in progress.”

Jamie Campbell had also told about his addiction to drugs and alcohol before. He said that being honest with himself was a necessary step toward the path of sobriety.

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Jamie Campbell’s way of coping

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Jamie as 001 in Stranger Things

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When he had previously talked about his addiction, he said:

“I’m in recovery, so one of the first things that they teach you when you’re in recovery is to be super honest about what it is that you’re feeling, like guilt, shame, fear, sadness, whatever it is. The most important thing is, and it’s the hardest thing to do, is just express exactly what it is that you’re feeling.”

Stranger Things actor had taken some time off from the industry and he traveled abroad. He was traveling with his London-based band, named Counterfeit, where he is the lead vocalist.


After taking some time off, he returned back with season four of Stranger Things and delivered a sensational performance.

When Jamie Campbell was asked how does he feel to be seen all over social media again, he said:

“It’s fine. It’s lovely. You can’t stop the internet. The internet is a hive mind in and of itself, so you just have to release control at a certain point and just go, ‘Do what you need to do. You’ll calm down in a minute”.

Stranger Things Season 4 is streaming on Netflix.


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Written by Kathakali Sarkar