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What The Actor Playing Pennywise The Clown Looks Like In Real Life

The upcoming IT movie will begin scaring audiences tonight, thanks in part because of Bill Skarsgard and what looks to be a terrifying portrayal of Pennywise the Clown.

The actor himself has said his hope is to scare an entire generation:

“In order for this movie to be as effective as the book and the series, I have to scare a whole generation. My take was that Pennywise functions very simply. Nothing much is going on in terms of what he’s thinking — he’s animalistic and instinctive.”

He added:

“It’s funny. I went back to Stockholm after we wrapped, and every night for two weeks, I had these strange recurring Pennywise dreams. I was him, but I was in the wrong setting, somehow. I was upset that people could see my face. It was surreal. I can’t explain it.”

You might be interested to know what the actor looks like without all the makeup (if you didn’t already) and we have that for you below – courtesy of his Instagram:

So there you have it. It just goes to show what makeup and effects can really do for a movie.

IT hits theaters everywhere tomorrow.

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