‘IT’: Hilarious Behind the Scenes Details That Will Make You No Longer Fear Pennywise

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bill Skarsgård attends the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures

Pennywise has been the point of interest of our nightmares for many years now. And ever since Stephen King‘s IT had been tailored for the large display in 2017, Bill Skarsgard‘s model of the killer clown has solely enhanced our terror for the fictional character. But don’t have any fear- We have gathered essentially the most hilarious behind the scenes info in regards to the film that can wash away all of your worries. 

Bill Skarsgård attends the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'It Chapter Two'
Bill Skarsgård attends the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘It Chapter Two’ | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) would make small speak with Beverly (Sophia Lillis) in between the significantly terrifying takes

In arguably one of the horrifying scenes from the primary movie, Pennywise captures Beverly and brings her to the sewer. As he’s about to kill the movie’s heroine, he begins choking her whereas prepping to swallow Beverly complete. (Luckily, she is saved by the remainder of the Losers’ Club.) 

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Sophia Lillis | Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

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But in between the horrifying takes, Skarsgard would make small speak with Lillis. She explains to Teen Vogue, “He’s so completely different from Pennywise; after all, hopefully, he’s not like Pennywise,” she says with amusing. “He was this really nice, sweet guy. Working with him, it’s so funny because he tried to choke me [in one scene], but in between takes, he always talked to me about how my day was, [asking,] ‘How’s school life working for you?’”

Bill Skarsgard says taking part in Pennywise was ‘the loneliest film shoot’ he’s ever achieved

Bill Skarsgård attends the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'It Chapter Two'Bill Skarsgård attends the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'It Chapter Two'
Bill Skarsgård attends the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘It Chapter Two’ | Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

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Just after we thought it was unattainable to pity a killer clown…

The younger actors who performed the Losers Club members have excitedly defined that filming the horror film was “the best summer of their lives” and that all of them grew to become “lifelong friends.” Yet for Skarsgard, taking part in Pennywise was a heartbreaking expertise.

He tells NME, “It was certainly the loneliest film shoot I’ve ever done. I was so isolated… I was in this very uncomfortable make-up and suit. So I very much kept to myself. My co-workers were all kids, and they got really tight and became best friends on the shoot… while I felt really isolated and lonely.”

Is it dangerous that we need to give him a hug?  

Bill Skarsgard would FaceTime his girlfriend whereas dressed as Pennywise 

Bill Skarsgård and Alida Morberg attend the "IT Chapter Two" European PremiereBill Skarsgård and Alida Morberg attend the "IT Chapter Two" European Premiere
Bill Skarsgård and Alida Morberg attend the “IT Chapter Two” European Premiere | Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

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While filming the films, Skarsgard needed to be in full costume for fourteen hours straight. And in response to E! He would FaceTime his girlfriend and their child daughter whereas dressed as Pennywise. Skarsgard says his girlfriend is scared of horror films, but there was no different approach for them to keep away from speaking to one another with out the killer clown outfit.

And as for his daughter?

She loves Pennywise!

“I’ve gotten a bunch of fun merch and stuff throughout the years, so her little baby room is filled with all these Pennywise teddy bears,” Skarsgard reveals, in response to E!. 

Bill Hader’s youngsters had been determined to look at ‘IT Chapter 2,’ however he confirmed them ‘The Sandlot’ as a substitute

Bill Hader attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'It Chapter Two'Bill Hader attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'It Chapter Two'
Bill Hader attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures ‘It Chapter Two’ | Emma McIntyre/FilmMagic

Skarsgard’s daughter isn’t the one one who’s fascinated by Pennywise. According to Bill Hader, (who performs the grownup Richie Tozier,) his three younger women had been determined to FaceTime with the killer clown.

In a behind the scenes ebook titled The World of IT, Hader reveals, “I was FaceTiming with my daughters, and they were like, ‘Where is the clown’s office?’”

Because his youngsters are underneath the age of 10, the Barry star refused to let his youngsters watch IT

Hader stated, “I confirmed them the film The Sandlot, and I informed them it was IT. And they had been like, ‘This is Bull****. There’s no clown on this. It’s about some youngsters taking part in baseball. I don’t care about this.”

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