Is Bill Skarsgård's role as Pennywise The Clown in Stephen King's IT going to be as iconic and dark as Heath Ledger's Joker, as some reviewers are saying, and this will be the role that defines the young actor.

From early reports reviewers have been comparing Bill Skarsgård Pennywise the clown performance to be as good and as iconic, or even better than the performance from Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Night Returns.
We all know though that Heath Ledger did go into full thespian mode to prepare as the Joker, with some close friends even saying this darkness drove the actor himself into a very dark place, although never been confirmed, he was taking prescribed drugs that did lead to his death, in an accidental overdose.
With others saying how dark the character Pennywise is in the latest Stephen King's adaption of IT, hitting our cinema screens in just a few weeks time on September 8th, we all hope and prey that the darkness in the role as Pennywise does not get to the young actor Bill Skarsgård too.
Either way no matter how great a performance Bill Skarsgård puts in, it is well known that horror films, or even actors never get the recognition from the Oscar Board, with the only exception being Kathy Bates who starred as the titular character Annie Wilkes from Stephen King's and Rob Reiner's Misery.


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