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Jamie Campbell Bower said 'Stranger Things' fans tried to get him to apologize to costar Joseph Quinn for Eddie's death

left: jamie campbell bower, a young man with chin-length blonde hair, grinning widely and wearing a brown hat along with a white t-shirt and black jacket; right: joseph quinn, a young man with short brown hair and light facial hair, looking slightly to the side of the camera on the stranger things red carpet, wearing a collared white shirt and black jacket
Jamie Campbell Bower and Joseph Quinn both joined "Stranger Things" during its fourth season.
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  • Jamie Campbell Bower said that "Stranger Things" fans asked him to apologize to Joseph Quinn. 
  • Quinn's character Eddie died in the season four finale.
  • Bower, who played villain Vecna, said he didn't want to apologize and wasn't "sorry" for Eddie's death.

Jamie Campbell Bower said that "Stranger Things" fans asked him to apologize to his costar, Joseph Quinn, for his character Eddie Munson's death. 

The actor, who plays Upside Down villain Vecna in the latest season of Netflix's "Stranger Things," told NME that the request came while he and Quinn were on a press tour in South America in July. 

"I haven't got a single boo [on the streets] yet, but when we went away to South America [for promo] they tried to make me apologize to Joseph," Bower told NME. "I was like, 'I don't want to apologize — I'm not sorry! He's a victim.'"

Quinn's character, Eddie Munson, was a fan-favorite addition to the show's fourth season. Unfortunately, his time on the series was short-lived — Munson was martyred in the season four finale following a heroic rendition of Metallica's "Master of Puppets."

Three teenagers (one girl and two boys) sitting closely together inside an RV.
Maya Hawke, Joe Keery, and Joseph Quinn costar as Robin, Steve, and Eddie on Netflix's "Stranger Things."

Bower previously told Variety that he empathized with his character, despite his malicious actions. He said that Vecna had a "lot of humanity" prior to his banishment to the Upside Down, which stripped him down to "rage and resentment."

Despite Bower's assertion that he wasn't "sorry" for Eddie's death, he actually did apologize to Quinn in a video posted by Netflix in mid-July. In it, he called Eddie the "main victim of all of this," and presented Quinn with an gigantic floral arrangement from Netflix Brasil. 

"Things got really complicated at the end of the season, and I did some things I regret, you know," Bower said in the Netflix video. "I'm really sorry about that, that felt awful."

Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider's parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.

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