Vecna Actor Reveals How They Brought the Villain to Life in Stranger Things Season 4

The cat's out of the bag: Vecna is Henry Creel – or One, whichever you like (you can read a full breakdown of the big reveal here)

And Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays both Henry and Vecna beneath all those prosthetics

Has finally been allowed to speak about his pivotal part in Netflix's hit's penultimate season.

Bower spoke with IGN about bringing the character to life, what it's like to be in the Vecna suit, and why Henry was pulled to Eleven right away.

The show's creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, often known as the Duffer brothers, are notorious for keeping mysteries regarding the show's future.

Given Bower's predilection for secrecy, how was the role first described to him? He smiles and says, "It wasn't."

When Bower was first approached for the show, he was handed two "sides," or pages to read from for an audition: one from the 1996 film Primal Fear

And the other from Hellraiser, one of the Duffers' key inspirations for Season 4.

Bower then created a "mood board" or "mind map" for who he felt this strange individual was before understanding anything about Vecna.

A common thread runs across all of Vecna's victims: they all appear to be psychologically impaired in some way.

Max, for example, is still mourning Billy's death, while Nancy is mourning Barb's