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9 Things to Know About Bill Skarsgård, the Clown in It

I’m not one to be particularly terrified by clowns, but the upcoming movie It has even me freaked out from the trailer alone. I mean, it’s about a freaking clown that eats children. WTH! If you’re wondering where the weirdness comes from, it’s the mind of Stephen King. The movie is based on his book by the same name. But it also takes a particular actor to be able to capture the facial expressions that will give us all nightmares with just one glance.

Judging from the film, you’d think the actor behind the clown mask must be at least a little terrifying too, right? Well, wrong. He’s not at all. His name is Bill Skarsgård, and you should probably remember that, because he’s poised to break out in the next year. And no, he looks nothing like a crazy demon clown in real life.

Here’s everything you should know about Skarsgård before he gives you nightmares when It hits theaters on Sept. 8, 2017.

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