Bill Skarsgard explains his creepy Pennywise smile from It

Bill Skarsgård Did Not Have To Try Too Hard To Be Creepy As Pennywise In 'It'

Watch: Bill Skarsgard explains how Pennywise's creepy smile in It came to be

"It" actor Bill Skarsgard has perfected his creepy Pennywise the Clown smile and doesn't need all the makeup from the movie to look absolutely terrifying.

At the age of 10, Skarsgard said he discovered he could contort his mouth in the same way and used it to torment his younger brother. Which means Skarsgard has scarred more people for life than just his It audience.

As he explained, "My older brother Gustaf, who's an actor as well, he had this ability to do, you know, point his lip in a very odd way and for some reason, I don't know how, I understood that I could do it as well".

"For some reason, I don't know how, I understood that I could do it as well", the actor continued.

As it turns out, Skarsgård actually came to the audition prepared to bring the clown to life. But honestly, would expect nothing less from an older brother. He'd pull his t-shirt up over his head, sort of like you'd see on Beavis And Butthead, make the face, and then chase around his little brother. "He was traumatized seeing the film - not again!"

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