Subscribe To ReelBlend #83: Bill Skarsgard Talks Playing Pennywise And It Chapter Two Updates
We know. It’s been a very long time since we recorded a new episode of ReelBlend. We’ve been busy! But that’s no excuse.
Well, the good news is, the boys are back! And it’s one of those very special episodes where we are all together in the same city – Toronto this time, where we are attending the Toronto International Film Festival – which #Blenders know means a blast of energy and a little extra juice.
But we also have an extremely special guest on this week’s show. An actor who didn’t do a whole lot of press for his blockbuster film. That’s right, It Chapter Two star Bill Skarsgard sat down with Kevin McCarthy at the film’s junket in Los Angeles, and the audio is here for you guys to enjoy on this week’s episode!
Bill Skarsgard specifically chose not to do too many interviews prior to the release of Andy Muschietti’s It Chapter Two, especially ones that were on camera. He has an excellent reason, and he gives it in the interview above. Skarsgard also talks about the affect Pennywise has had on his personal life, the challenge to keeping a monster scary for a sequel, and the fact that he’s never met Stephen King.
How is that possible?
Before we get to this week’s interview, though, we talk about the films that we have been seeing in Toronto. Jake gets everyone excited for Tom Hanks’ latest, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Sean and Kevin pump up both Joker and Uncut Gems. And the guys reminisce about their first-ever TIFF screenings, with Sean telling a cool Roger Ebert story.
The Blend Game this week? It was a tough one. The guys choose their favorite movies from the 1970s. The answers are as passionate as you might expect.
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