Sometimes movies miss the mark when trying to recreate the original. For instance, Tim Curry's Pennywise will always remain superior… but Bill Skarsgård's feral performance was still delightfully menacing. And while the 1990 TV mini-series may be overall creepier, the standout cast of kids and some BIG scares puts the 2017 remake pretty close to the [...]
There must be something in the gene pool of the well-cheekboned Skarsgård family that predisposes them to try to hide it. Bill Skarsgard, for instance, recently played It (though an It who could get it). Alexander Skarsgård, who already did his best to completely unnerve viewers of Big Little Lies, ... More »
If Academy Awards were handed out at the end of the year for horror movie performances, I’m pretty sure Bill Skarsgård would earn one this year for his portrayal of iconic killer clown Pennywise in Andy Muschietti’s IT. What’s next for Skarsgård? As we recently learned, he’s headed back into the King Universe for Hulu’s “Castle Rock”! […]
Despite its box office success and pop culture impact, the recent It remake did receive complaints from viewers who felt it isn't scary enough. Being that the film centers around an entertaining, wisecracking group of teenagers, it does have a more lighthearted feel at times, clown or no clown. Show More Summary
Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard explains that IT: Chapter Two will explore the more psychological aspects of horror.
I genuinely wonder how many people out there read these AITH posts and still haven't bothered to see STEPHEN KING'S IT yet. I think it's safe to say there are probably, like 10 peeps, at the most. I guess the real question...Show More Summary
It’s no secret that New Line Cinema’s IT: Chapter Two will follow the Loser’s Club 27 years later as adults. Thus, it only makes sense that it’s a more “adult” story. Bill Skarsgard – who plays the terrifying Pennywise told IGN how the sequel will be more adult-themed and psychological: “The first movie worked so well at what […]
This year’s IT was a huge success. No one in the world can argue otherwise. However, not only did the film perform well at the box office, but creatively, it was something pretty special as well. It somehow managed to capture the essence of the source material without going overboard. But what worked for that […]
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Jared Leto talks more about Tron 3 and whether he’ll appear in Suicide Squad 2 Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard explains his desires for It: Chapter Two Blade Runner 2049‘s director talks about the film’s...Show More Summary
SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains certain spoilers about the end of Stephen King's IT, and therefore potential spoilers for the developing IT: Chapter 2.
Back in September, Bill Skarsgård appeared on Variety’s “Playback” podcast and teased a deleted scene from IT that he described as being “really, really disturbing.” “There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise],” the actor told the podcast. “The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m […]
A few months back we got a scoop on a deleted scene from STEPHEN KING'S IT that centered around Bill Skarsgard before becoming Pennywise and today we have a bit more info on said scene. The info comes from the podcast "Throwing...Show More Summary
If American Horror Story and Lost had a baby, and then that baby had another baby with Stephen King, it would probably look something like Hulu's upcoming TV series Castle Rock. The drama is from executive producer J.J. Abrams and the...Show More Summary
JJ Abrams is bringing the It & Carrie stars to his new Hulu series in 2018.
JJ Abrams was not part of today’s Castle Rock panel at New York Comic-Con, but he might as well have been for all the anti-spoiler control he wielded over producers and cast alike. Even a teaser trailer for the 2018 Hulu series keeps...Show More Summary
The IT kids describing their first time seeing Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise makes the on-set experience sound utterly terrifying.
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Bill Skarsgård covers the latest issue of Jocks & Nerds. Photographer Gavin Bond captures the actor with help from stylist Mark Holmes. Skarsgård talks to Jocks & Nerds about developing his own characterization of Pennywise for It. He shares, “I worked on that idea of what fear is and how it would manifest itself.” The... [Read More]
The actor who played Pennywise admits there was a flashback that was “really, really disturbing."
Bill Skarsgård makes a delightfully terrifying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in IT — but apparently, the most terrifying scene didn't even make the final cut of the remake! In an interview with Variety's Playback podcast, the actor revealed that production filmed a scene set in the early 17th century, showing the origin of Pennywise and his [...]