Going against the script! The viewers were in for a wild ride! Stranger ThingsSeason 4 ended with more questions than answers.
After the dramatic conclusion was shown on Netflix in July 2022 and was streamed live, the official Twitter account for writers offered a glimpse of the scenes that almost never made to the screen.
“‘I love you, man’ was improvised by Joe,” the account tweetedA photo of is also included. Joseph QuinnAnd Gaten MatarazzoFilming a conversation between Dustin & Eddie.
Season 4’s second installment saw Eddie and Dustin work together to distract the bats from the Upside Down, while their friends faced Vecna (the villain).Jamie Campbell Bower). After a great guitar solo, Eddie decided not to leave to buy more time for the group and was attacked by the monsters.
For Quinn, getting to portray Eddie and Dustin’s friendship was a major highlight ahead of his character’s demise. “As men, it’s not always easy to show the complexities of different kinds of love, especially in your adolescence,” he told EsquireJuly 2022. “There were always guys that were a bit older than me that I really kind of was enamored by. And I also felt that with guys who are a bit younger than me, there’s this kind of patronage there. And we just wanted to kind of make it as visceral as possible.”
The U.K. native also expressed gratitude for the progress Eddie had made before his death. “I had a feeling that we would finish his arc this season. I couldn’t have imagined the manner in which he would leave, but yeah, I think it’s a weird thing. It’s kind of bittersweet,” Quinn admitted. “I would love to go back to that set and to see those people again. But sometimes there’s a beautiful arc that they’ve written and he’s such an empathetically written role and they’re very rare, these kind of roles. It feels a little bit like a lottery ticket and I feel incredibly grateful, but it’s a shame not to be able to come back. Onwards.”
At the time, the actor also opened up about how “daunting” it was to film scenes involving Eddie, Dustin and Steve (Joe Keery).
“People love that dynamic, and it’s so brilliant the way [Gaten and Joe]They bounce off one another. And being his sort of ‘side Joe,’ as it were, I didn’t know how people were going to respond to that because it felt like a pretty closed gang,” he told TV LineThat was the same month. “But they were so brilliant and welcoming, and they wound up being one of the things I enjoyed most.”
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