It’s impossible not to notice Eddie Munson from his first scenes in Stranger Things. “This year is my year. I can feel it– says Eddie in the first episode of the 4th season. He didn’t believe it well enough to say it. It’s not known if she’ll make it to the end of this season, but the confirmation is true for the actress. just.
Bringing an ultra-popular series to its fourth season and becoming an almost instant fan favorite takes talent. This season of Stranger Things broke records on Netflix and even beat Bridgerton. In the role of Eddie Manson, Joseph Quinn, a charismatic but vulnerable boy, caused a stir. The actor only joined Instagram last May and already has over 1.6 million followers.
His character is a long, fluffy-haired metalhead who runs the Hellfire Club, Hawkins High School’s Dungeons & Dragons club, does a side business dealing drugs, and plays in a band called Corroded Coffin (Coffin Corroded, in French).
With an outspoken, rebellious attitude, she’s the perfect high school rebel who’s repeated her lessons almost out of defiance, but who’s instantly endearing. He soon finds himself at the center of the action as he becomes the prime suspect in Chris’ gruesome murder. Accused of Satanic worship, Munson becomes the most wanted man in town.
Underneath that long hair, the 29-year-old British actress doesn’t necessarily keep her character’s look. “Objectively, my wig is ridiculous– he said in an interview with a British newspaper The Guardian.
From his first scene, Joseph Quinn steals the show from his partners Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) and Finn Wolfhard (Mike). He jumps on the school cafeteria table, dances, sticks out his tongue, wags his finger and throws food in the faces of the students around him. Here’s how to make a grand entrance.
“It was so weird“, he mocks the Guardian.I auditioned while recording this speech, but it was one of the last scenes I shot. So I waited from November 2019 to June 2021.“
South London-born Quinn was previously known for her roles in period dramas across the channel. We have seen him in Dickensian, Howards End and Les Miserables notably with Lily Collins and Olivia Colman. He portrayed the son of the Empress of Russia in Catherine the Great, co-starring Helen Mirren. And also proved himself in the theater.
Joseph Quinn made no effort to blend into his role and truly find the soul of the character. “I was listening to a lot of heavy metal – Black Sabbath, Metallica… – and I was working with a brilliant vocal coach called Mary Howland. But 99.7% of the work is this wighe said modestly. The vocal coach had to find the American accent necessary for this pure Londoner.
He also revisited the tragic story Damien Echols, who became Eddie’s inspiration. “I did a little research, but I’m not going to pretend I did a lot. I tried to struggle with Dungeons & Dragons, but eventually found that I couldn’t. Music was my main conduit.“
And while Joseph Quinn takes his work seriously, he doesn’t take himself too seriously: “It’s hard to take yourself seriously with a three-tone wig on. Anthony Hopkins, who is a hero of mine, was asked one day why he chose acting for a living. He replied, “It’s better than working.”“
and continue to develop his reasoning: “It’s exciting work and, without sounding like a ridiculous greeting card, it’s what I want out of life: adventure.“