Stranger Things: Jamie Campbell Bower’s Vecna make-up took seven hours every day to apply

First time it was applied the process took a staggering eight and a half hours

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Jamie Campbell Bower spent seven hours a day applying make-up while portraying Vecna on the fourth season of Stranger Things.

The hit Netflix sci-fi series concluded its fourth season on Friday (1 July).

In an interview with RadioTimes.com, make-up designer Barrie Gower spoke about the lengthy process of getting Bower into character for the show.

“Everything was pre-painted. We glued everything on,” he said. “We had to join all the dots up, and airbrush all the colours and everything, and make everything beautiful. We got his lenses in – his contact lenses.

“It was about an eight-and-a-half hour process, that first time with Jamie, from start to finish.”

While they eventually managed to streamline the process, it apparently still took an average of seven hours to transform Bower into his monstrous form.

“I think we got it down to about six hours and 20 odd minutes,” Gower said. “That was our record. But it averaged about seven hours, I think. Something like that.

“The actual application process, it was a well-orchestrated dance. It was the four of us, applying his makeup. And we would be doing this kind of dance around him. Somebody had to be at a certain place at a certain time.

“It was a marathon every day, but he was incredible,” he added. “We never once had a complaint from Jamie.”

Stranger Things season four, volume two is available to stream on Netflix now.

However, according to the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, some of the special effects were being digitally altered after the show has already gone live – meaning some viewers may want to leave it a little while before watching the final version.

Jamie Campbell Bower in ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Things star David Harbour recently said that his younger Stranger Things co-stars are “involved in a minefield”, during a new interview with The Independent.

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In other Stranger Things news, fans recently discovered that the ending of the recent series was actually given away by a member of the cast back in 2016.

The creators of Stranger Things recently revealed that the forthcoming fifth season will take place after a substantial time jump.

Fans have also spotted a number of hidden details in the latest batch of episodes after Volume 1 of Stranger Things 4 dropped last month.

'Stranger Things’ character Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)

The first episode of the season contained an emotional Easter egg surrounding the characters of of Max, played by Sadie Sink, and her brother Billy (Dacre Montgomery), who died in season three.

However, one popular Easter egg actually came as a surprise to the show’s writers, who apologised after they failed to spot one key detail about the show’s timeline.

Actor Jamie Campbell Bower revealed that he left co-star Millie Bobby Brown “in tears” because he was “so scary” on set, in character as the young Henry Creel.

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