How IT Movie Actor Went About ‘Intellectualizing’ Pennywise

With horror film IT hitting theaters this Friday (at the time of writing this), actor Bill Skarsgard – who plays Pennywise – is breaking down the psychology behind the clown and how he “intellectualized” the famous monster from Stephen King’s horror novel.

Pennywise the Dancing Clown, who terrorizes a group of misfit kids dubbed the “Losers’ Club” in King’s story, was made famous by Tim Curry’s performance in the 1990s IT TV miniseries – which bought the mysterious shapeshifter to life and horrified viewers with his iconic laugh and penchant for pulling kids into storm drains. Now, Skarsgard is stepping into the clown’s shoes for director Andy Muschietti’s film adaptation of the novel …

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