Not even Stranger Things‘ most sinister villain is proof against Lizzo’s catchy, viral single “About Rattling Time.”
Actor Jamie Campbell Bower, who performs the Upside Down’s haunting Vecna in season 4 of the Netflix sequence, appeared on The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon on August 3. Jamie and Jimmy coated plenty of floor, breaking down how Jamie nailed Vecna’s signature growl.
Discovering Vecna’s voice wasn’t an in a single day course of — it took a while to land on the deep, threatening snarl that just about echoes with evil. “It took a couple of months to get proper. I might been doing a bit of labor on Vecna and Henry… I used to be there on the desk learn with everybody, I sat behind Millie [Bobby Brown], and I used to be doing the voice,” Jamie shared. “It began on this very nasally space, sort of extra like Freddy Krueger, and it simply wasn’t touchdown. So I went residence and labored on it, did a bunch of reference work on Hellraiser… and it mentioned that this deep, booming voice sort of comes out of the darkness.”
In line with Jamie, his work as a singer helped him nail the voice, and that is how the Vecna we all know and love — properly, possibly love is not the appropriate phrase — was born. Then, in efforts of exhibiting how simply the actor can slip between his British accent and Vecna’s voice, Jimmy examined Jamie by asking him to make use of his Vecna voice and say issues Vecna “would by no means say.”
Problem accepted. Jamie expertly showcased his Vecna voice, attempting his hand at some well-known traces from motion pictures like Titanic and Notting Hill, like “draw me like one in every of your French ladies” and “I am only a woman, standing in entrance of a boy, asking him to like her.” Jamie even revealed what it will sound like if his Thomas & Mates character Skiff seemed like Vecna, and we gotta say… that’s not kid-friendly. Then, Jamie made the viewers go wild by singing a couple of Lizzo lyrics as Vecna — and did not miss a beat.
“In a minute I’ma want a sentimental man or lady to pump me up,” Jamie growls in essentially the most terrifying rendition of “About Rattling Time” we have ever heard. “Feeling fussy, walkin’ in my Balenci-ussys, tryna deliver out the fabulous!” Listening to Vecna sing “Balenci-ussys” wasn’t on our 2022 bingo playing cards, however hey — stranger issues have occurred.
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Vecna’s Jamie Campbell Bower’s full look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon beneath: