Joseph Quinn detained at airport, released after being recognized as Eddie Munson
It turns out Eddie Munson was such a massive escape from “Stranger Things 4” that the character saved actor Joseph Quinn from prolonged detention at a US airport. During an appearance on “The Tonight Show,” Quinn told host Jimmy Fallon that he almost missed the interview because he was detained at the airport by US immigration.
“I almost didn’t make it,” Quinn said. “I was taken into, I guess you could call it a dungeon instead. And I was asked to wait there for about 20 minutes, and then I was called to this office where someone asked me, “What are you doing in the United States, sir?” I said, ‘I’m actually here to meet Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show.’ And he didn’t believe me.
It wasn’t until a second immigration officer recognized Quinn as Hellfire Club leader Eddie Munson that the actor was allowed to enter the country.
“One of his colleagues looked at him, looked at me and said, ‘Leave Eddie alone! ‘” Quinn said. “So what [the colleague] said: ‘It’s Eddie from “Stranger Things”,‘ and he was like, ‘Are you Eddie Munson?’ »
Quinn continued: “[The man asked], ‘Are you coming back next season?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know,’ and he said, ‘You better,’ and gave me my passport.
While many people discovered Quinn because of “Stranger Things 4”, the actor has been working in his home country of Great Britain for some time. Quinn’s credits include the BBC dramas ‘Dickensian’ and ‘Howards End’. The actor had a convincing American accent as Eddie, but nailing it caused a panic attack.
“You feel like a sociopath,” Quinn said on a recent episode of the “Off Menu” podcast after co-host Ed Gamble complimented her American accent. “After a while I was so far down the rabbit hole, at times I was like, ‘Do I sound good? Do you like it? Do you like what I do?
Quinn’s anxiety about her American accent was eased somewhat by co-star Joe Keery, who has played fan-favorite Steve since the first season of the hit Netflix series. Keery and Quinn quickly became friends on the set of “Stranger Thing 4.”
“I was talking to Joe Keery and at one point I was so deep into it,” Quinn said, “and he was like, ‘Man, I can’t save you, but I promise you I’ll be fine. “”
“Stranger Things 4” is now streaming on Netflix.