Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn detained at airport

By Micheleen Martin | Posted

As far as American viewers are concerned, with Eddie Munson in Season 4 of stranger things practically transformed Joseph Quinn from a barely recognizable character actor into a true pop culture icon. His epic rendition of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” made him an instant favorite among fans, and that’s a good thing too. The actor recently revealed that without his new star status here in the United States, he might not have been allowed to enter the country.

Joseph Quinn made his talk show debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last Monday, and he revealed that he “nearly didn’t make it.” When Fallon asked him to explain himself, Quinn stated that when he arrived at the airport, he was detained by Immigration. “I was taken into, I guess you could call it more of a dungeon,” Quinn recalled. “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 show tonight. And he didn’t believe me. Quinn says the man’s colleague glanced at the actor and said “Leave Eddie alone”, and explained that the actor played Eddie Munson on stranger things. The interviewer apparently asked Quinn if he was coming back for Season 5. “I was like, ‘I don’t know,’ and he said, ‘You better,’ and gave me my passport.” You can see Quinn telling the story to Fallon below.

If it bothers Americans that Joseph Quinn was able to use his fame to gain clemency, it may or may not comfort you to know that US government agents aren’t the only ones who want to cut through all the bureaucracy when they encounter fame. While Jimmy Fallon was absent for the interview and replaced by Jimmy Kimmel, an episode of The show tonight earlier this year had a similar story except it was set in Canada and it was Hugh Jackman who almost didn’t make it to the 2000s shoot x-men because his Australian visa had not arrived in time. At the time, Jackman didn’t enjoy the fame he enjoys now, but once Canadian customs officials found out who Jackman was playing in x-menhe got the green light to enter the country.

It’s ironic that playing the role of Eddie Munson ended up getting Joseph Quinn out of trouble with the authorities considering the character we meet in season 4 of stranger things is initially on the run not only from the authorities, but from the citizens of Hawkins who have become vigilantes. Munson is wrongly accused of involvement in the high school student murders, and his status as the leader of the high school Hellfire Club only convinces the townspeople that he is guilty.

We have no idea when Joseph Quinn will return for the fifth and final season of stranger things, but the most recent season left fans with some interesting theories. One of the most out of left field is, like Mashable reports that Eddie is a vampire. Another fan theory making the rounds on TikTok via the RelayTS account that’s not quite as crazy – but still somewhat improbable, if not downright absurd – is that as a child, Eddie was the subject of Thirteen from the same secret project that gave Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) her powers. There is a significant hurdle to this theory – Thirteen appears in Season 4 of stranger thingsplayed by Hendrix Yacey, and it’s a girl. Anyway, you can see RelayTS defending their theory below.

@relayts You can’t tell me that doesn’t make sense…absolutely insane. Full theory on my yt 🙂 #foryoupage #for you #tendency #viral #relay #strangerthings #strangerthings4 #TV show #TV shows #fyp #fypage #for you #eddiemunson #eddie #Eleven #vecna #wow ♬ original sound – Tanner
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