There is no doubt that Stranger Things will go down in history as one of the greatest series of all time. Jamie Campbell Bower and Joseph Quinn are rising stars first introduced in Season 4. Bower plays the role of Vecna - the monster that terrorizes the town of Hawkins, and Quinn is best known for his portrayal of Eddie Munson, a larger than life high school student.
According to Variety, Season 4 of Stranger Things is the second Netflix series to surpass 1 billion hours of watch time and is also the streaming platform’s most famous English-language show. Despite “Stranger Things” becoming a massive global phenomenon, the series almost didn’t materialize because the networks weren’t really interested. “I think the first week we had 15 pitches and they were all passes,” the Duffer Brothers said in an interview with the New York Times. “There was a moment where we were like, ‘Oh, I guess people don’t get it.’ And then, over the next week, the first offers started coming in, and thankfully, Netflix caught on right away.”
What also makes Stranger Things an epic show is the on-screen chemistry these characters have with each other. And although Quinn’s character focuses on killing Vecna throughout the season, the pair actually have a truly unique relationship when the cameras aren’t rolling.
Jamie Campbell Bower and Joseph Quinn share a bromance
That Jamie Campbell Bower and Joseph Quinn are friends in real life is both contradictory and pretty amazing. spoilers ahead. Though Vecna killed Eddie Munson on Season 4 of Stranger Things, the two seemingly share many of the same traits and also developed a relationship beyond the show. “The bromance is very real. He’s a great guy,” Bower said during an interview with Vanity Fair. “I would love the opportunity to work with him again.
The dynamic duo are English actors from London who were introduced as newcomers in season 4, and according to Bower, it helped Quinn calm his nerves on a first read. “I remember the first break we had, Joe and I would go outside and have a cigarette and just support each other and give each other love and support,” Bower said. “Everyone has been very welcoming and very nice to us, but it’s such a harrowing experience to join any cast.”
Despite being new to the series, fans resonated with both of their characters, and thankfully, they were able to rise to stardom together. “I think I can speak for both of us here, we were pleased that you know this is a real blessing for us,” Bower said during an interview with Hugo Gloss. “I guess we’re both not used to it; it still feels very surreal,” Quinn added (via Meaww). And, one thing about these two, they love to compliment each other.
Joseph Quinn thinks Jamie Campbell Bower is beautiful
Jamie Campbell Bower and Joseph Quinn can’t get enough of each other. During an interview with Gil Do Vigor, the presenter asked the men who the fun part in their friendship was, and the couple couldn’t answer without complimenting each other. “Let’s really break this down… I think you’re so funny,” Quinn said. “That’s very nice, I’m kidding in a very creepy way,” Bower replied.
Quinn not only finds his dear friend funny, he is also impressed by his looks. During Elle’s “Who Said That?” Segment praised Bower Quinn for his performance in one of his notable scenes. “It was beautifully said,” said the Urban Myths actor. “Thank you, I think you’re beautiful,” Quinn replied quickly. And this wasn’t the first time he’d jokingly complimented his friend’s looks. Quinn joined co-stars Maya Hawke and Joe Keery for a fun kiss, marry, kill game and his three options were Murray Bauman, Victor Creel and Vecna. After deciding to marry Murray and kill Creel, the host was stunned by his kissing partner. “You’re going to kiss Vecna? Are you sure of that answer?” asked the interviewer. “Have you seen Jamie?” said Quinn without hesitation.
Though everyone hates Vecna for being responsible for Eddie Munson’s death, it’s good to see that Jamie Campbell Bower and Joseph Quinn were able to put their differences aside and form an undeniable bond.