Bill Skarsgård became a horror icon thanks to his portrayal of Pennywise in last year’s horror hit It, a role he’ll reprise in the sequel next year. In between, he’s got another sinister turn in another Stephen King-inspired tale, Castle Rock. But as the actor explains, the characters couldn’t be more different.
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While filming the first It film, director Andy Muschetti made sure to keep the kids away from Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) when they weren’t filming so the diabolic clown would stay as terrifying as possible to them. However, now that Pennywise is a celebrity — and It: Chapter Two’s actors are adults — Skarsgård is thrilled he gets to sit at the grown-up table again.
Some actors find that the only real way to truly bring a character to life on the big screen is to give part of themselves over to the fictional identity - making space within themselves so that the other being might exist. Actor Bill Skarsgård learned the hard way that sometimes, that process has consequences.
The first trailer for It was one of the scariest movie trailers in recent memory. Now, a new trailer is online and while it loses a bit of that shocking surprise, it makes up for it with plenty of tension, lots of new footage, and more looks at the evil clown Pennywise, who is simply terrifying.
We've already had an up-close look at Bill Skarsgård's Pennywise the Clown from the new It, but now you can see the suitably chilling body that sinister face is attached to.
There'll be no filling Tim Curry's killer-clown shoes, ever, but the new adaptation of Stephen King's It has still found its Pennywise. It's an intriguing choice: Bill Skarsgard, star of Netflix mystery series Hemlock Grove. And presumably, given the nature of the role, he'll be one of few actors to appear in both segments of the two-part It series.