Actor Joseph Quinn knew he wanted to nail an American accent to play the scene-stealing Eddie Munson in Stranger Issues season 4, however the strategy of perfecting it proved a bit tougher than he initially thought — till co-star Joe Keery stepped in to assist.
As famous by Selection, breakout star Joseph lately informed the Off Menu podcast that the expertise of perfecting an American accent made him really feel like a “sociopath” at first; the stakes had been excessive and he was burdened. (Joseph is British.)
“After awhile I used to be to date down the rabbit gap, at factors I’d be like, ‘Do I sound good? Do you want this? Do you want what I’m doing?’” Joseph shared.
Fortunately his on-set pal Joe Keery was accessible to assist soothe his worries concerning the accent so he may tackle his scenes with confidence. “I used to be speaking to Joe Keery and at one level I used to be so deep in it… and he was like ‘Dude, I can’t prevent, however I promise you it’s gonna be nice.’”
And guess what? It completely was, as Joseph went on to steal virtually each scene because the magnetic and charismatic Eddie Munson, the Hellfire Membership’s chief. Joseph’s character might have solely been round for one season, however he made a long-lasting impression, stealing the hearts of the Hawkins gang and the Stranger Issues solid, crew, and fandom. (And Doja Cat!)
“We fell in love with Eddie. We fell in love with Joe,” sequence creator Matt Duffer mentioned of Joseph becoming a member of the fourth season’s solid. “I believe everyone within the solid fell in love with him.” So true, Matt. So true.
Joseph lately informed The Hollywood Reporter that he is greater than grateful for the love his Stranger Issues character has obtained, calling the fan response “very reassuring,” particularly as one of many newcomers of such a pivotal season. “It’s a reduction, actually. I believe doing one thing like this that’s established already, you’re this type of new cog within the machine,” mentioned Joseph. “You don’t wish to be the one who makes the whole lot fall to items. So, it’s very gratifying to know that folks have been so accepting and welcoming to Eddie. It means lots.”