Stephen King's "IT" has been haunting readers since its release decades ago, and ever since last year's release of the the hit film, a whole new generation has lost sleep at the hands of Pennywise the Clown.
The audiences aren't the only ones left quivering by the vengeful titular character, though. The actor who portrays Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård, has been having some nightmarish visits himself.
In an interview with EW, the actor detailed how difficult it was to shake Pennywise even after filming:
“I liken every character that I do to a relationship that you’re in, Pennywise and Bill go into this sort of relationship together, and I’m trying to figure out who he is and I have to devote so much time and effort to this other person – or thing, in this case – and that goes on for months.”
Try as he might he couldn't escape his devilish alter ego:
“It’s just like being in a very destructive relationship, people don’t really realize it until they’re out of it. All your friends go, ‘You need to dump this piece of sh—, he or she is destroying your life.’ And then once you’re out of it, you see, ‘I was so miserable.’ But I wouldn’t say I was miserable doing Pennywise because I had a lot of fun with it as well.”