News Bill Skarsgard Reveals How Pennywise Made Children Cry On the ‘IT’ Set Published 2 years ago on June 6, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet I think deep down, we all have a fear of clowns. You can’t deny that Tim Curry pulled off one terrifying performance as Pennywise in the 1990 version of Stephen King’s IT. Actor Bill Skarsgard has some big clown shoes to fill in Andy Muschietti’s upcoming adaptation, and if the following encounter is any indication, Skarsgard did a grand job. During a chat with his Brother Alexander Skarsgard at Interview Magazine, the new Pennywise revealed how some of the child extras were scared stiff on the set. “At one point, they set up this entire scene, and these kids come in, and none of them have seen me yet,” Skarsgard remembered. “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 continued. “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 s—. What am I doing? What is this? This is horrible.” Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, the scary sewer-dwelling monster who shows himself as a clown. “A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.“ Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are known as the modern Losers’ Club. Creature performer Javier Botet plays The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, a bully who torment the Losers’ Club. Part one of Andy Muschietti’s IT adaptation will hit theaters on September 8, 2017. Related Topics: Up Next Bruce Campbell Survives a Massacre on the Set of “Ash vs Evil Dead” Don't Miss Jennifer Tilly Talks Being in Future ‘Child’s Play’ Franchise Films Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD13 hours ago Own ‘Halloween’ 2018 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Steelbook Featuring Todd Mcfarlane’s Artwork News2 days ago Soska Sisters Lock Down First-Look Deal With Cronenberg Producer Prospero Pictures News2 days ago New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie is Scheduled for a March 5th, 2021 Release Date Music3 days ago Slipknot Video “UNSAINTED” Features Corey Taylor’s New Mask Created by Tom Savini! News3 days ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News3 weeks ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence Editorials4 weeks ago 10 Goriest Horror Movies You Need to See From the Last Three Decades News3 weeks ago New ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Image Reveals a Closer Look at Chucky’s Face News4 weeks ago NECA Shares Photo Gallery for Their New Roy Burns Action Figure from ‘A New Beginning’ News3 weeks ago Rob Zombie Teases ‘Three From Hell’ Trailer Debut and Shares New Captain Spaulding Image News3 days ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News4 days ago Watch the New Restricted Trailer for Zombie Horror Comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ News6 days ago Horror Icon Linnea Quigley Takes on Clowns in the Official Trailer for ‘Clownado’ News1 week ago Pennywise Rises from the Sewers in the First ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Teaser Trailer! News2 weeks ago New Fan Made ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Trailer Becomes a Horror Movie Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!