The new popularity of Joseph Quinn since the release of season 4 of Stranger Things has earned him some moments of joy but also some disappointments. Eddie’s interpreter had an astonishing misadventure at US customs.
joseph quinn never stops talking about him. The indisputable star of season 4 of Stranger Things rose to meteoric popularity thanks to his portrayal of Eddie Munson, a heavy metal fan and leader of the Hellfire Club who fitted in with ease into the band of the Netflix series.
Since the release of the two parts of the fourth season of Stranger Things, Joseph Quinn has been meeting the public and touring conventions, where we have also been able to see him let go a few tears after the moving speech of a fan.
Eddie is so loved by Netflix series audiences thata petition has been launched for his character to return in the fifth and final season, and several tributes are paid to him, sometimes hilariously in a cornfield.
The actor connects interviews and public appearances and he recently participated in his first talk show, that of Jimmy Fallon, where he received a triumphal welcome. But Joseph Quinn very nearly never made it there, for a very surprising reason.
Joseph Quinn arrested at the airport in the US!
Eddie’s interpreter indeed explained to the host that he had been arrested at customs! The British actor was taken into immigration detention upon his arrival in the United States the day before his appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show:
“I was taken to what you might call a dungeon. And I was asked to wait there for about twenty minutes and then I was summoned to this office where someone asked me ‘What are you doing in the United States, sir?'”
Joseph Quinn then explained that he was coming to the United States to participate in the Jimmy Fallon show. And the exchange could have taken another turn if he had not been recognized by one of the agents: “He didn’t believe me. And one of his colleagues looked at me, looked at him and said, ‘Leave Eddie alone.'”
The first agent then became aware of the identity of his interlocutor who looks very different from his character without his clothes and his long wig. He then did not hesitate to ask the actor if he was going to return in season 5 of Stranger Things. To which Joseph Quinn replied that he knew absolutely nothing about it.
The exchange ended with a warning from the agent when he returned her passport: “You better come back.” The success of the Netflix series made Joseph Quinn experience this astonishing misadventure which ultimately ended well.
Fans identified with Eddie and vibed with this character during several scenes, including his guitar rendition of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in the Upside Down. This sequence has also allowed the actor to feel like a rock star:
“It was at a weird time during the pandemic where no one had seen live music in ages. I was with Gaten (Matarazzo)…it was so much fun. I was nervous, but it was a Kind of like a rock concert. And I felt like a rock star for one night. It was pretty awesome.”
Will Eddie have the opportunity to play the rock star in the fifth and final season of Stranger Things? Even though the Duffer brothers have confirmed that Eddie won’t be there, nothing is impossible in the fantasy series and fans are already having a blast on the theories that would make sure their favorite metalhead is back in the Netflix series.
Season 4 of Stranger Things is available on Netflix.