IT dominated the box office last weekend, and it seems poised to do so again for the second week in a row. That means millions of people are turning out to watch the scariest clown in cinema try to eat a group of plucky kids. It makes you wonder how Bill Skarsgard, the actor who brings this demon clown to life so spectacularly, will be affected in his social life. Who could love a man after seeing him bite the arm off of a small boy in theaters? Enough people apparently, because Skarsgard is doing just fine with the ladies. As he recently said:
I think the headlines have been fun. Like, I think people were really like shocked there was a contrast to me as a person than the character. I dunno, man, it's fun. I dunno, I have my girlfriend and she's still with me, so it's all good.
Bill Skarsgard's portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown is currently frightening most of the world in the hit horror movie IT. Now that people will start to associate Skarsgard more with his character, it makes you wonder how this will affect his dating life. Will women who see the movie be unable to forget the twisted smile of Pennywise when they see Skarsgard, or even worse, will they like him more for it? TMZ got to the bottom of it by asking Skarsgard point blank how he's doing with the ladies. A good sport, Skarsgard said he was finding fun in the situation and that his girlfriend hasn't broken up with him yet. Never let her go, Bill Skarsgard.
The Skarsgard brother deserves a lot of credit for his performance in IT. Everything from his voice to the smile on his face makes Pennywise all the more unsettling. He goes all in making the shape-shifting clown as creepy as possible For example, that lazy eye thing Pennywise does is something Skarsgard can actually do! I would not be surprised if Skarsgard's Pennywise was one day held in the same esteem as some other movie monsters like Freddy Kruger or Jason Voorhees. I mean, who wouldn't love a face like that?
Based on the classic Stephen King novel originally published in 1986, IT follows The Losers' Club, a group of misfits and outcasts who seem to be the only ones who notice that something awful is wrong with their hometown. The Losers learn that an evil being who feeds on fear (and children) is responsible for this darkness and set out to destroy It once and for all. The movie was directed by Andres Muschietti, and IT: Chapter 2, which will follow The Losers' Club returning to Derry, Maine as adults, is already in the works.
IT is in theaters right now. If you're curious about what else 2017 has left in store, check out our 2017 movie release guide for all the big titles still left to go.