Recently James McAvoy was on Good Morning America for his newest movie Glass in theaters today. But with so many of us patiently waiting for the 2nd Chapter to the newest telling of Stephen Kings Novel “IT” of course he was asked, and the response has us craving more Pennywise.
James McAvoy revealed that he was completely “freaked out” by star Bill Skarsgard when in full clown costume.
“He’s amazing … The guy who plays the clown is 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 in past movies…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.”
McAvoy was of course asked why he thought people found clowns so scary?
“It’s something like a guy wearing make-up, they’re crying but they’re laughing…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?”
After hearing that how can we not be more excited?
James McAvoy character in IT: Chapter 2 will be the adult Bill Denbrough, He’ll be joined by Jessica Chastain as the adult Beverly, Isaiah Mustafa as the adult Mike, Jay Ryan as the adult Ben, Bill Hader as the adult Ritchie, Jay Ransone as the adult Eddie, and Andy Bean as the adult Stan.