Who played Pennywise in the remake of It?

Bill Skarsgard
The new actor cast as Eric Draven, aka the Crow, is Bill Skarsgard, who is probably best known for his portrayal of Pennywise the Clown in IT (Certified Fresh at 86%) and IT Chapter Two (Fresh at 62%).

Who played Pennywise in It 2020?

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɪlː ˈskɑ̌ːʂɡoːɖ] ( listen); born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for portraying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror films It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019), based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

Did Tim Curry like playing Pennywise?

He went on to say, “It’s not an obvious clown face at all. I’ve seen the trailer and you can’t really see him at all. So I’m fascinated to see it.” The original ending for the It miniseries received criticism for its underwhelming climax, and Curry acknowledged that when discussing the new adaptation.

Who was considered for Pennywise?

It wound up going to Bill Skarsgård, a performer in his mid-20s. Before that, Fukunaga had considered both Ben Mendelsohn and the legendary Mark Rylance, who would have been in his mid-50s during the audition process.

Does Bill Skarsgård play Pennywise?

Bill Skarsgård loved playing such a transformative role in ‘IT’ Tim Curry was in his 40s while playing the iconic role of Pennywise in the 1990 miniseries. Meanwhile, Skarsgård was only in his mid-20s when he took on the portrayal in the 2017 remake.

Which It movie is scarier?

In my opinion, the new Pennywise is a lot scarier. There are major music differences between the two films as well. The old version specifically use music so it is easy to predict when something will jump out on the screen. It is meant to make the moment suspenseful, but it comes off as cheesy.

Who turned down Pennywise?

Prior to Skarsgård and even Poulter, Ben Mendelsohn was offered the role, but ended up turning it down as New Line wanted him to take a sizable pay cut. Other names on the list were Mark Rylance, Kirk Acevedo, and Tilda Swinton.