Talking to Josh Horowitz on Happy Sad Confused, Bower was open about many aspects of his career including the relief in being able to talk about Stranger Things season 4 when it finally aired. He went on to say he was holding out to play an antagonist in a James Bond film, rather than looking to appear in something like Star Wars, stating he wanted to be the first actor under 30 to face off against 007. Beaten to it by Rami Malek in No Time to Die, Bower said:
With the baddies that you’re so good at how have you not played an evil Imperial officer in Star Wars yet? Domnhall Gleason stole you gig basically, I think, and I love Domnhall.
I love Domnhall too! But I’m gonna be honest with you Josh, I’m gunning for James Bond. Not to play Bond, but to be a villain in Bond. And I remember before Rami did the film, I was like ‘I’m gonna be the first person under 30 to do it’ and the Rami comes along and just like kills it and I’m like, ‘Dammit, I wanted to do that.’