You have to love when entertaining behind-the-scenes stories pop up about what happens on sets for films so you should enjoy exactly what Bill Skarsgård did to the other actors for ‘It‘. The clown who Tim Curry embodied and made generations of kids hate those painted comedians is back, and it sounds like Skarsgård was having fun with it even when not in front of the camera.
In fact, it looks as if the actor had been tormenting from the children from the very first time that they saw him in costume!
“At one point, they set up this entire scene, and these kids come in, and none of them have seen me yet. Their parents have brought them in, these little extras, right? And then I come out as Pennywise, and these kids—young, normal kids—I saw the reaction that they had. Some of them were really intrigued, but some couldn’t look at me, and some were shaking. This one kid started crying. He started to cry and the director yelled, “Action!” And when they say “action,” I am completely in character. So some of these kids got terrified and started to cry in the middle of the take, and then I realized, “Holy shit. What am I doing? What is this? This is horrible.””
Now, after the scene, the actor did his best to try and calm the kids down and let them know he wasn’t really the monster he looked to be. I’m sure that each one of them will be scarred for life with a severe case both hating and fearing clowns from here on out.
I’m very curious though as to what scene this will be in the film. Outside of The Loser’s Club, we don’t see Pennywise showing up in a crowd all that often unless it was perhaps a flashback to another time period.
Are you looking forward to seeing Pennywise scaring audiences and kids everywhere when ‘It’ is released? Do you think that Skarsgård may have taken the introduction a bit too far by going straight into character with children crying in front of him? Share your thoughts below!
Stephen King’s ‘It’ opens in movie theaters everywhere on September 8th, 2017!
Source: Screen Rant
Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!