Jamie Campbell Bower from "Stranger Things": "Dirty" joke cost me "Harry Potter"

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It wasn't anything to laugh at.

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Jamie Campbell Bower, who portrays Lord of the "Upside-Down" Vecna in the Netflix series "Stranger Things,"

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has made significant progress since he failed to obtain the lead role in the "Harry Potter" film series.

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If only he hadn't let his love of crude jokes get the best of him.

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The error was made known by the 33-year-old actor while he was a guest on Josh Horowitz's "Happy Sad Confused" show.

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According to Bower, the young actor met with the movie's original director.

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Chris Columbus, for whom a joke was expected of him.

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I had just heard this fairy joke," Bower recounted.

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"Like the rationale for the fairy's placement atop the Christmas tree.

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