Stranger Things: Dacre Montgomery Shot Season 4 Cameo Remotely From Australia

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Stranger Things Season 4 premiered on Netflix on May 27.

With the first seven episodes being made available to binge, fans spotted a big return on Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 4, titled "Dear Billy."

The scene in question involved Dacre Montgomery, who shot a top-secret cameo remotely from Australia.

Dacre Montgomery attends Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 4 New York Premiere

The 27-year-old took to social media to reflect on shooting the scenes for the Netflix hit.

“Feeling extremely fortunate to have been able to shoot these scenes during the pandemic in my hometown, Perth (in Australia),” he captioned the photos.

Billy as a Lifeguard - Stranger Things

“What an absolute blessing to work with such an incredible local crew and @slevydirect directing on Zoom! @strangerthingstv.”

The behind-the-scenes photos got a great response from the fans of the series.

"You did amazing, proud of you," said one fan, while another added:


Executive Producer and director Shawn Levy opened up about shooting the episode to Entertainment Weekly.

"Dacre is a good friend and someone I have been a massive fan of since the first line of his Billy self-taped audition. When I read that I got to bring back Billy, I was over the moon," Levy said of directing the episode.

"But here's what's crazy: Because COVID scuttled all of our production plans in the midst of an already massively ambitious season, Dacre could not leave Australia to film his scene."

Dacre Montgomery Instagram Shot

"It was rescheduled again and again and again, and there were lockdowns and protocol updates and more lockdowns and more stringent border restrictions," the filmmaker added.

"So with the clock running down, we had no choice but to have me direct over Zoom [with Montgomery] in Australia on a soundstage, while I had already shot the scene in a cemetery with Sadie Sink a year earlier."

Stranger Things had been off the air for almost three years, so there was a lot of excitement for its return.

Fans will have to wait until July 1 to watch the final two episodes of the season since Netflix opted to shake up its rollout strategy.

Dacre Montgomery Shoots Season 4

What are your thoughts on the big return?

Do you think we should get more Dacre Montgomery on the final season?

Hit the comments below.

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Stranger Things Quotes

Dear Billy, I don't know if you can even hear this. Two years ago, I would have said, 'That's ridiculous, impossible.' "But that was before I found out about alternate dimensions and monsters, so... I'm just going to stop assuming that I know anything. So much has happened since you left. Your dad was a total mess. He and my mom started getting into fights. Bad fights. I don't think he could stand being here without you. So he left. And he didn't leave Mom much. She's taken an extra job, and we moved to that lovely trailer park off Kerley. Basically, ever since you left, everything's been... A total disaster. And the worst part is, I can't tell anyone why you're gone. I can't tell them that you saved El's life. That you saved my life. I play that moment back in my head all the time. And sometimes I imagine myself running to you, pulling you away. I imagine that if I had, that you would still be here. And everything would be... ( sobs ) ...everything would be right again. I imagine that we... That we could've become friends. Good friends, like... like a real brother and sister. And I know that's stupid. You hated me.I hated you. But I thought that maybe... Maybe we could try again. But that's not what happened. I just... I stood there and I watched. For a while, I tried to be happy. Normal. But I... I think that maybe a part of me died that day too. And I haven't told anyone this. I... I just can't. But I had to tell you. Before it's too late. If you can even hear this. I really hope that you can. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry, Billy. Love, your shitty little sister, Max.


What are you doing here, Max? Would you like to join them?