The sequel to 'IT' is coming out this year and Bill Skarsgard promises that the demonic dancing clown will be much angrier and scarier in the sequel.
Two years ago, Bill Skarsgard portrayed the role of Pennywise and had managed to terrorize audiences in the cinematic adaption of Stephen King’s novel 'IT'. Now, he is back for the second half of the novel which is set 27 years later. In the first movie, The Losers Club managed to defeat the evil entity who was terrorizing the children of Derry, but now Pennywise has returned. Judging by Skarsgard’s teases, the horror sequel is only going to get more petrifying.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said, "He’s scarier and he’s angrier. There’s a couple of very brutal things in the film.” And this statement is not surprising at all since a few months ago, the 28-year-old actor said that after he portrayed the character of Pennywise, it haunted his dreams for quite a while.
He added, "After we wrapped, I was in my childhood home in Sweden, sitting having coffee with my mom at our kitchen table, and realized, ‘Oh, holy sh—, I don’t have to deal with this relationship anymore!’ It was a very quick shift of just feeling better, like, ‘Oh my God, I’m relieved that I don’t have to deal with the darkness of the character.’"
He continued, "I likened it to an exorcism – him exiting my body and getting rid of the Pennywise toxins. I was home, done with the movie, and I started having very strange and vivid Pennywise dreams. Every night, he came and visited.”
Skarsgard continued, saying, "It was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of Pennywise as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn’t appreciate. Like, I’m Pennywise and I’m really upset that I’m out in public and people are looking at me. This was a process of letting go of the monster." 'IT: Chapter 2' will be releasing in the UK on September 6, 2019.