Joseph Quinn’s Eddie Munson in season 4 of Stranger Things brought a unique characterization to the show. Introduced as the leader of Hellfire Club where only hardcore D&D fans became members. With the pop star outer look, Eddie was also an electric guitar player in a band named Corroded Coffin. He had so much hidden talent behind that tag of “FREAK” given to him by Hawkins High Kids. Despite the hatred, he got on the show fans got to know his real side that he was a charismatic and light-hearted person. In a recent interview for volume 2, Duffer Brothers expressed their opinions about the character. And why Eddie was a significant part of season 4 of Stranger Things.
An outcast of Stranger Things Eddie Munson was an imperfect authentic character
In a recent conversation with Tudum, Duffer Brothers revealed their idea behind adding Eddie Munson to the series. As the team asked them about Eddie who brought freshness with him onscreen. “Why was he just what Season 4 needed? And why was Joe Quinn ideal to play him and disrupt the Steve and Dustin bromance?”
To which the creators replied that they have been considerate about adding new characters. For instance, they cast Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery in season 2 as Max and Billy. And then bubbly Robin in season 3 is portrayed by the American actress Maya Hawke. Although they had to meditate deeply on things before introducing new people. Because the show already had such an exceptional set of actors like Millie Bobby Brown and David Harbour.
However, they wanted a unique story for season 4 something like “satanic panic” which fans would find convincing.
“We really wanted that character who’s a metalhead, he’s into Dungeons & Dragons, he’s ultimately a true nerd at heart,” remarked Duffer Brothers on the Tudum set.
How did the creators find this fascinating character for Stranger Things?
Finding an actor for this role was not an easy task because the season would have failed if the character didn’t fit. Whereas the audition clip of Joseph Quinn was answer to all of their concerns. Duffer Brothers said: “And Joe, I don’t know how he did it. He was the only one. There was literally no other option. Joe just pulled it off”.
This is how fans got their blunt and energetic Eddie Munson and made everyone fall in love with him. Stranger Things 4 volume 2 has finally hit Netflix go take a glimpse!