14Skarsgård’s Delayed Appearance
While Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise the Dancing Clown) was on set for most of the production work of the film, he didn’t film any of his scenes until after having wrapped more than half of the production’s shooting. In fact, he spent most of his time prior to shooting on camera
working with director Andy Muschietti to perfect his mannerisms for his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, including his famed eye deviation that adds a subtly creepy touch to his already-perfected portrayal of the demon clown. While getting into perfecting the role gave him major credit as a truly talented performer in the industry, much like the other members of his legendary family, Bill Skarsgård reported that he was feeling extreme pressure to play the role as well as Tim Curry did in his highly-regarded performance in the 1990’s It.