Well, there is a ‘IT’ mania going on all around the globe and people are just going so mad at one particular character, being none other than the movie’s scary, horrific, dancing clown Pennywise aka actor Bill Skarsgard! I mean, personally speaking, I have also watched the movie and after watching ‘it’, it felt like being mesmerized completely.
But, coming back to the actor again, there has been a lot of praise being showered on him from all the people-nearly everyone-and looks like he had a lot of hard work and time going into the shoes of an evil entity made horrifyingly famous by Tim Curry in the early 1990s-thanks to the mini-series aired on TV.
But the 2017’s feature movie is solid and even better than the mini-series, in many aspects.
Talking about the movie and more specifically on Pennywise, Skarsgard recently had a media interaction, a few days ago, where he revealed about how he prepared himself for the character and also that how even after completing the shooting, the creepy, scary image of Pennywise itself, haunted him in his dreams!
“It was very strange, it was almost like a really slow exorcism to completely let go of him.”
But he also said, “I did have so much fun with the character, and I’m really looking forward to getting back under that clown makeup for the sequel.”
But he also talked regarding the comparisons being done with his Pennywise and the famous Joker played by Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight! He, on the other side made it clear that there are differences between Joker’s villainous performance and his monsterous villain, or basically a non-human evil.
“I think the biggest difference between Pennywise and the Joker character — or at least Heath Ledger’s interpretation — is that he’s far more based in reality,” told Skarsgard.
He continued saying, “[The Joker] is sort of this social anarchist, crazy person, and I don’t think Pennywise is the same in that way. He’s not even human, he’s just pure evil.”
“Where I went with it was like, ‘What’s the most horrible thing that could happen here?’ And then I’d do that,” he explained. “You need to access parts of yourself where you’re thinking about what’s the most disturbing or horrifying [thing to do], and then you have to commit to that.”
So, that was what Bill Skarsgard had to tell on his difference from Ledger’s Joker.
But I will be coming soon with my own take on the Skarsgards’s Pennywise (IT) impact and how he actually matched Heath Ledger’s Joker in terms of many things-because I believe he did. Stay tuned.