The Actor Who Plays ‘It’ Is So Gorgeous Your Nightmares Will Turn Into Fictions

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People always recommend various ways to sleep better at night. You can stop looking at bright screens before you turn in( psshh, sure …), have a nice glass of warm milk, or even meditate. But we think you should just look at IRL pictures of actors who play frightening characters on screen. Case in point: Bill Skarsgard. The 2017 Pennywise from, in real life, is not just the furthest thing from a creepy jester, he’s drop dead( in a non-scary style) gorgeous.

You might distinguish the 27 -year-old Swedish actor without his makeup on, deeming he’s appeared movies like and. Skarsgard also had a role in Netflix’s horror series. Another reason he looks familiar? His entire household is basically filled with noteworthy actors. His father is actor Stellan Skarsgard() and his brothers are Alexander Skarsgard (,), Gustaf Skarsgard (), and Valter Skarsgard (). Good genes, indeed.

If his version of Pennywise already has you swearing off the sight of buffoons forever, let’s take a look at him without that pesky costume.

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Ah, that’s better.

Transforming into one of Stephen King’s most iconic creations has got to set the pressure on, and the casting process for one of horror’s classic clowns is serious business. British actor Will Poulter, who you may know from or, was initially attached to the role before dropping out. Director Andres Muschietti’s quest to find the perfect Pennywise the Dancing Clown wasn’t easy, but Skarsgard stood out. He told CinemaBlend, “Pennywise was a tough one. But the moment that I considered Bill, I got immediately intrigued by him. And I said,’ Perhaps this guy…’” He also revealed to them that they planned to “deviate” the character’s eyes, but Skarsgard was up for the chore — no CGI necessary. “He was here in the morning and he was doing the trick. It’s crazy. What are the opportunities the guy that you picked for the role could do it? ”

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And Bill has big clown shoes to fill. Tim Curry originated the role in the 1990 miniseries adaptation to hair-raising perfection, so it’s hard to not think of portrait when picturing the monster notion be submitted to life. So many children of the ‘8 0s and the ‘9 0s likely have him to thank when it comes to their recurring nightmares. But Bill’s take is a different one and will give this generation a new various kinds of Pennywise to stress about. “Skarsgard’s Pennywise has a far more sinister edge, marked by piercing yellow eyes and contorted movements. The two Pennywises also have differing personalities, ” Muschietti explained at SXSW.

“I did want it feel like he’s having fun. Pennywise enjoys scaring kids and feeing them — when people are most frightened, that’s when he’s happiest, ” Skarsgard told The Los Angeles Times.

And if you have Stephen King’s boon, you have something to smile about. The good reviews don’t hurt, either. The king of horror recently spoke with Yahoo! Movies about the two differences, although he doesn’t play favorites 😛 TAGEND

Pennywise is scary in the book, he needed to be scary in that miniseries, and he needs to be scary in the movie. And he is. They’re both good. I wouldn’t pick one above the other. I would just say that Andy[ Muschietti] had more to work with in terms of modern technology and, for all I know, budget too. I’m sure he must have had more; I can’t recollect what the miniseries cost — at one time I knew — but it wasn’t that much. It was a Tv thing.

Bill Skarsgard already seems like he’s living up to a lot of fan expectations and we’re excited to see more of him. without all that horrifying makeup.

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