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Jamie Campbell Bower Sings Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’ … As Vecna

Vecna may be terrorizing Hawkins, Indiana, yet again, but over here in the real world, we’re just basking in Jamie Campbell Bower’s voice. Bower, who plays Vecna/One/Henry on Stranger Things, was up for anything when he went on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon! last night. On Fallon, that means doing some funny voices. The result was Bower reciting a series of phrases as Vecna that the scary monster-at-large would likely never say. These included the big romantic speech from Notting Hill, a certain erotic line from Titanic, and finally a cloying rendition of the current No. 1 song in the country: Lizzo’s “About Damn Time.”

Bower came not just for the games but with news! Specifically, the news that he is going to star in a movie with Kevin Costner. “I’m doing a Western saga with Mr. Kevin Costner,” said Bower (except you have to read that with Bower’s accent, which causes “Costner” to become “Costnuh”). “I’ll be in Utah in October, riding a horse, wearing a Stetson.” Okay, cool, Jamie. As long as you’re back in time to terrorize Eleven and be foiled by ’80s underground pop superstars when necessary, we’re excited to see it.

Vecna Recites Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’ on The Tonight Show