This post contains major spoilers for season 3 of Stranger Things.
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Billy’s Sunburn You Didn’t See
“When Billy is normal and healthy, he’s tan; when he’s flayed, he’s supposed to be pale. Then, one time when we were filming a pool scene, Dacre was in the lifeguard stand sitting directly in the sun for the entire shot. He ended up getting sunburnt on his back. Then, we had to film the shower scenes where Billy slams up against the wall and tumbles down to the ground. Dacre kept slamming against the tattoo cover-up we used to cover up the burn and scraping it off. We’d have to go in and redo it for every take.”
Self-Tanner Saved The Day
“Dacre’s skin is naturally tanned. He’s from Perth, Australia, and he loves being in the sun. If he had any tan lines when he took his shirt off, like a tank line, I used Vita Liberata’s tanning mousse to even it out and Prtty Peaushun lotion on top.”
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Billy’s Sweat Came Courtesy Of MAC
“MAC gave me some clear Lipglass, which is a really viscous lip gloss, to use as a slimy sweat on the flayed characters. I’d have a base layer of sweat on Dacre, then I’d add the mud that I created for Hopper in season 2, and then I’d top that off with the Lipglass, adding just a little bit of a tint to the formula to create a gooey consistency on top of everything.
“Making Billy a sweaty mess was fun. When he comes out of the basement and runs to the telephone booth, that confusion of still being the old Billy but becoming the new flayed Billy was beautiful. He still had the slime on him, the sweat, the mud, the tears — it was really cool. And we had that juxtaposition of seeing filthy Billy next to the clean, flayed Billy. There was something very eerie about it.”
Billy’s first round of wounds on the set of Stranger Things season 3.Photo: Courtesy of Amy L. Forsythe.
Dacre Wore 33 Prosthetic Wounds
“We ended up having to establish all of his wounds way earlier than anticipated because Millie [Bobby Brown] broke her knee while we were on our first hiatus. I got a call during the hiatus giving me a heads up about doing the post-sauna scene with Billy on the stairwell getting his wounds nursed the day after we were to get back from hiatus. I hadn’t even seen a preview for the sauna fight, so I didn’t know how he was getting hurt or where his wounds might be. I just had to have a bunch …read more