Jamie Campbell Bower’s character, Vecna is one of the scariest characters to exist within the world of Stranger Things. Among all the monsters that hit Hawkins, Indiana, like the Mind Flayer and the Demogorgon, Vecna is the most terrifying character, which made Millie Bobby Brown cry.
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Millie Bobby Brown’s Reaction to Vecna
Jamie Bower had said that, while filming the scene where she was held captive by Vecna, and he had to walk up to her as the character Vecna, she simply wouldn’t look at him as she was plainly disgusted by the look and horrified by the whole thing.
He also said that Millie Bobby Brown was not too scared after she knew that it was Jamie Campbell Bower and nobody else. To that Millie Bobby Brown said that she knew it was him since she could smell cigarettes, as he is a smoker.
Season 4 was about how Eleven learns the truth about the origin of Vecna, and she realizes that she was the one to turn number 001 or Henry into Vecna creating an alternate dimension. She understands the fact that it was her power that created the monster. All this time, the other monsters like the Mind Flayer and the Demogorgon were just a part of Vecna’s world.
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Vecna in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2
The Duffer Brothers did not want to use VFX methods to create Vecna, instead wanted to create it with practical efforts. They brought time famous, in, the all-Barrie Gower, who did the prosthetics in Game of Thrones as well as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. He built a second skin for the actor. To turn Jamie Campbell into Vecna, he needed 25 pieces of latex and silicon rubber material glued to his body with the help of a medical adhesive, and the final look created a whole new vibe on the sets of Stranger Things.
Even the vines on his body were real and only ten percent of it was CGI used for the vine extensions. It took about seven and a half hours to transform into Vecna. His day usually started at three in the morning. After filming his scenes for ten to twelve hours he’d head back to his chair, to get the prosthetics removed which took about another hour.
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