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‘IT’s Bill Skarsgård Demos Killer Clown’s Smile To Stephen Colbert, Who Nails It
By Izza Sofia, 11 Sep 2019
Left image via Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com, right image via Warner Bros. Pictures
‘Pennywise’ the clown has returned to terrify audiences in the film, IT Chapter Two.
The character’s portrayer, Bill Skarsgård, recently visited Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to impart some takeaways from his role.
In a clip uploaded by the show on YouTube, Skarsgård is shown telling the host that he had some “huge clown shoes” to fill after Tim Curry’s “iconic performance” of the character.
To ensure his version wasn’t too similar to Curry’s, Skarsgård said he watched animal documentaries to gain some inspiration, and ultimately decided that ‘Pennywise’s facial expressions would be a mashup of a hyena’s and a grizzly bear’s.
After sharing some insights, he gave Colbert a 101 on how to crack the unnerving smile. Check out how Colbert fared in the hilarious video below.
[via Mashable, opening image via Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com, Warner Bros. Pictures]
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