It’s safe to say, since his return, Pennywise the clown is every generation’s worst nightmare.
It Chapter Two, based on Stephen King’s story about a group of kids terrorised by a child-hungry monster emerging from the sewers every 27 years to feast has continuously traumatised children and adults.
Funnily enough, Skarsgård’s baby couldn’t care less about her dad being the scary monster.
Recently appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote It Chapter Two, he revealed he had an 11-month-old daughter with his partner Alida Morberg.
Colbert asked jokingly if she’d ever see the movie, Skarsgård said:
“I’ve gotten a bunch of fun merch and stuff throughout the years, so her little baby room is filled with all these Pennywise teddy bears.”
For such a young baby, her little brain is still developing and reacting to things for the first time and Colbert points out it’s probably a good idea to have some Pennywise toys lying around so she’s not in for a shock as she grows up. Maybe she’ll turn out to be a horror enthusiast later in life, you never know!
Skarsgård, during production, told Good Morning America he would FaceTime his then two-week old daughter in full Pennywise get-up, and she was absolutely chilled about it.
It was back in 2017 when the actor made his scary debut as the clown in It.
It was a huge success, grossing $700 million at the box office which makes it the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
The sequel, currently in cinema’s, sees the Losers Club 27 years after the events of the first film, forced to return to Derry after ‘it’ returns.
The star studded cast includes James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader.
The movie currently has a 63% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has made around $213 million worldwide.