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James McAvoy Says Bill Skarsgård Terrified Him as Pennywise Filming It: Chapter Two

January 17, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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James McAvoy says that filming It: Chapter Two with Bill Skarsgård was a rather frightening experience. McAvoy appeared on Good Morning America promoting Glass and said that Skarsgård terrified him while filming scenes.

“He’s amazing,” McAvoy said. “The guy who plays the clown in terrifying. He’s a lovely guy, and yet he really freaked me out. I remember standing there with the rest of the cast, all these adults, and we’d all done weird, freaky stuff. And we are all looking at each other going, ‘I don’t like being here. I don’t like being an actor today.’ He really did, he really freaked me out. I never liked clowns as a kid.” When asked to explain his feelings on clowns (will eat me), the Glass star explained, “There’s something tragic about them. Maybe they’ve all run away to join the circus. What you running away from, Mr. Clown? What have you left behind? Is it like bodies in a trunk?”

It: Chapter Two opens on September 6th.