Jamie Campbell Bower reads famous movie lines as Vecna
What would it have looked like if Vecna was in Titanic, having Leonardo DiCaprio draw him as one of Jack’s French daughters? Well, chances are you’ve never asked yourself the question. But Jamie Campbell Bower still has an answer for you.
Appearing on “The Tonight Show” Monday night, host Jimmy Fallon asked Bower how Vecna’s now familiar — and terrifying — voice came about. According to the actor, “it took a few months to get it right”, because originally it was “more like Freddy Krueger”. But it wasn’t quite the landing, so eventually he worked on something much deeper.
Naturally, Fallon wanted a demonstration of the wicked voice, and Bower was very happy to oblige. And this being “The Tonight Show,” he didn’t just read some of Vecna’s lines on air. Instead, he read lines from famous movies, catchphrases, and even lyrics by Lizzo.
To start – after apologizing to the public in advance for how strange things were about to get – Bower read Julia Roberts’ famous ‘Notting Hill’ line: ‘I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
After that came Cocoa Puffs’ catchphrase and Rose’s request to Jack in “Titanic” to “draw me as one of your French girls”. The two had Bower and Fallon cracking up. Next wasn’t a movie line or anything, just some kind words.
“That’s a daily affirmation for Vecna, okay?” Bower joked. “I’m smart. I’m handsome. I’m kind.”
In closing, Bower bet it all on some Lizzo lyrics. Giving a little nod to the now famous line of his “Stranger Things” co-star Joe Quinn, Bower prefaced the lyrics with “This one’s for you, Jimmy,” before absolutely committing to the “About Damn Time” lyrics.
You can watch all of Bower’s goofy glory sing those words as Vecna in the video above.