When stranger things Season 4 introduced us to new villain Vecna, we’re not sure any of us expected him to be as scary as what we saw on screen. Shots of Jamie Campbell Bower on the stranger things The whole of Vecna made the rounds on social media, and it didn’t take long for the internet to do what it does best: memes. One of the Vecna memes shows Bower in full costume sipping on a Starbucks drink, and if you’re curious about what’s in the drink, you’re in luck.
What Starbucks drink does Jamie Campbell Bower drink in the Vecna meme?
It took the makeup artists several hours each time they prepped Bower for the camera. Chief makeup artist Barrie Gower says the British actor never once complained during the macabre transformation into a monster. It’s no surprise, however, that Bower occasionally needs refreshments during the process.
Netflix released the photo of the makeup artists working on Bower as he sipped the big Starbucks drink, and it didn’t take long for fans to kick off another Vecna meme into popularity. stranger things fans immediately wanted to know more about the drink and what ingredients were used.
During the stranger things Season 4 Watch Party ahead of the Volume 2 premiere, Bower, David Harbor and Brett Gelman joined a live stream to chat with fans. One of them asked about the Starbucks drink in the Vecna meme.
During Instagram Live, Bower said, “Actually [Stranger Things co-creators] matt and ross [Duffer] asked me the other day. It is a cold brew of salted caramel creme venti with added foam, otherwise known as Vecna.
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Vecna contains 31 grams of sugar and 275 mg of caffeine
Vecna might take home the scariest award stranger things naughty, but he certainly has a sweet tooth. (Not exactly something we’d expect from a monster that essentially transforms its victims when it kills them.) Bower’s “Vecna” includes 31 grams of sugar and 275 milligrams of caffeine. For perspective, drinking a large version of the drink is almost equivalent to three 12-ounce sodas. Additionally, the American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 36 grams of sugar per day for men and 25 grams for women. As for caffeine, the Mayo Clinic states that between 200 and 400 milligrams of caffeine is generally safe for adults.
Bower’s co-star Gelman joked on Instagram Live, “You really squeezed the sugar before you [perform].”
“I was, like, completely caffeinated,” laughed Bower. “It’s a miracle I didn’t die!”
Many Vecna memes have made the rounds on social media
The Starbucks drink wasn’t the only Vecna meme. Another popular photo showed the actor in full Vecna prosthesis while chatting on a cellphone. One of the funniest memes to come out of stranger things Season 4 involved a picture of Vecna in one of the episodes. Fans were quick to compare the monster’s shape to the Grinch’s, joking about its rounded belly and stance. Showbiz Cheat Sheet’s Lauren Anderson pointed out the similarities in a Tweeter of herself, saying, “I hate the internet, especially when it’s good”, and included a side-by-side of the two characters.
All episodes of stranger things Season 4 is currently streaming on Netflix.
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