New audio: Tim Curry, aka Pennywise, talks about “finding your clown face” on the 1990 set of Stephen King’s It

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By Steve Newton

The most popular story I ever posted on Ear of Newt was the interview I did with Tim Curry on the set of Stephen King’s It, when it was filming in my stomping grounds of Vancouver in the summer of 1990. On assignment for New York-based horror mag Fangoria, I got to chill with Curry at Stanley Park while he was in full clown makeup for his portrayal of the murderous Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

I was the only journalist in the world given that opportunity, as far as I know. Fango pulled a lotta weight in them days, I suppose.

Interest in the Pennywise character, and It in general, seems to be ramping up, no doubt because of a new two-part adaptation, the first of which comes out in September. It’s being directed by Andrés Muschietti, who also helmed the supernatural horror flick Mama, which…

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