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Bill Skarsgard Made Children Shake and Cry on the Set of It

Posted on: June 7th, 2017

It is one of our most anticipated films of the year and stories like this are just making us increasingly eager for its release. When speaking to Interview Magazine, the actor – who is playing the role of Pennywise in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel – described the reaction he had from children on the set of It.

He describes his emergence in full Pennywise get-up as follows:
“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 realised, ‘Holy shit. What am I doing? What is this? This is horrible. But then we cut, and obviously I was all, “Hey, I’m sorry. This is pretend.”

Remind yourself of the excellent trailer for It below, which delves into the terrifying story of the Losers Club, who have to face their greatest fears when an evil clown wreaks havoc in their small town of Derry.

It will be released on 8th September and stars Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)

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