The Stranger Things star covers our Autumn 22 issue, talking how he channelled the villainous voice and persona of Vecna.

Jamie Campbell Bower Wonderlan cover
Jamie Campbell Bower Wonderlan cover

“It started very nasally, like your classic monster voice. Then I slowly realised that it was about opening up and relaxing the larynx and using the diaphragm. When you think about portraying these dark thoughts and the truth as it were, for me, often when I’m really centred in telling the truth I’m much lower. It’s not chaotic. I’m not scrabbling for the idea or plucking it out of nowhere, it’s internal and therefore it falls out.”

Channelling the villainous voice and persona of Vecna in the enamoured Stranger Things Season 4, Jamie Campbell Bower reflects on his eight-hour costume transformation, tales of set life and the moodboarding methods that come with preparing to play a beast.

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Jamie Campbell Bower wears jacket and hood by Vex Latex, a mask by House of Malakai, and rings by Martyre and Tiffany & co
Photography by
Bartek Szmigulski
Fashion by
Christian Stroble
Interview by
Scarlett Baker
Grooming by
Rob Scheppy at The Only agency
Editorial Director
Huw Gwyther
Ella Bardsley
Cover design by
Livia Vourlakidou, Aparna Aji
Production Director
Federica Barletta
Styling assistant
Kassidy Nagy
Special thanks to
The Oriel Company