Jamie Campbell revelation: ‘Stranger Things’ star divulged Rami Malek killed his dream

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - MAY 14: Jamie Campbell Bower attends Netflix's "Stranger Things" season 4 premiere at Netflix Brooklyn on May 14, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

“Stranger Things” star Jamie Campbell Bower reveals one of his recently lost dreams in a role he had hoped for before turning 30.

James Metcalfe Campbell Bower is a singer-actor known for his roles in Twilight as one of the Volturi and the Harry Potter spinoff films, “Fantastic Beasts”, as a young Gellert Grindelwald. He recently gained even more notoriety for his role as villain mastermind Vecna in the fourth season of “Stranger Things.”

In a recent interview on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, host Josh Horowitz caught up with the veteran actor, noting his involvement with “pop-culture phenomenons” such as “Harry Potter,” “Twilight,” and “Stranger Things.”

When asked about his aspirations, the 33-year-old actor expressed his goal of playing a villain in the infamous “James Bond” film franchise and opened up about a personal milestone.

Bower expressed:

“But I’m gonna be honest with you Josh, I’m gunning for James Bond. Not to play Bond, but to be a villain in Bond. And I remember before Rami did the film, I was like ‘I’m gonna be the first person under 30 to do it’ and then Rami comes along and just like kills it and I’m like, ‘Dammit, I wanted to do that.'”

Bower joked that the veteran actor stole the personal milestone of his younger self, referring to Rami Malek’s role in the 2021 “James Bond” film “No Time to Die.”

Jamie Campbell is the frontman and singer for the band Counterfeit, in addition to his acting career. In 2017, the band released its first album and even went on tour in the United States. However, Bower’s music touring days came to an end in November 2020, when “Counterfeit” announced their breakup on their Instagram page.

Following the infamous Daniel Craig’s recent exit due to his character’s death, the franchise’s future direction is currently unknown.

Producer Barbara Broccoli called for a search for the next James Bond earlier this year. Co-producers Broccoli and Michael Wilson hosted “007: Road to a Million,” a James Bond reality competition show. The reality show will premiere on Amazon Prime.