Bill Skarsgard Teaches Stephen Colbert How to Do Pennywise’s Creepy Smile (Video)

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Bill Skarsgard Teaches Stephen Colbert How to Do Pennywise’s Creepy Smile (Video)
Bill Skarsgård seems like a pleasant enough person, but we don’t want to see him smile any more than he has to. Clown makeup or not, he’s really good at being super creepy at it. And on “The Late Show” Monday, Skarsgård managed to teach Stephen Colbert how to look just as freaky.

The “It Chapter Two” actor demonstrated how to do Pennywise’s smile and practically dragged Colbert down a storm drain in the process. That curled, drooped lip and lupine points to his teeth isn’t just makeup, that’s all Skarsgård. Colbert’s wasn’t bad either.

Skarsgård had to figure out how to play Pennywise without doing a copy of Tim Curry’s iconic, campy performance in the original “It” TV movie. He had, quite literally, “big shoes to fill.” And he looked to nature documentaries of all places as an entry point into Pennywise.
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