News Bill Skarsgard Reveals How Pennywise Made Children Cry On the ‘IT’ Set Published 1 year 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 Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News34 mins ago Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in First Teaser Clip from “The Goldbergs” Reviews1 day ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News3 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News4 days ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News4 days ago Dakota Johnson Gives Her Soul to the Dance in New ‘Suspiria’ Clip News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago Church is Resurrected in First Photos from the ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake! Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year 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! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!