Bill Skarsgard on the Pennywise plush toys in his baby daughter’s room

Bill Skarsgard on the Pennywise plush toys in his baby daughter’s room
Photo: YouTube | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Bill Skarsgard confirmed in a recent interview that he is a father to an 11-month-old baby daughter. The actor also revealed that he has introduced his frightening character Pennywise to her in the most adorable way possible.

While that’s hard to imagine the Swedish actor has a pretty good explanation. The ‘It: Chapter Two’ star appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote the film on Monday. There, Skarsgard and Colbert discussed the possibility of his baby daughter seeing his horror flick.

“Never let her see this movie,” Colbert quipped to the actor. “Does that worry you at all that someday she might see this [film]?”

“Well, I’ve gotten a bunch of fun merch throughout the years, so her little baby room is just filled with all these Pennywise teddy bears,” Skarsgard answered laughing it off.

“Well, that’s nice. You’re softening her up,” the host wittily replied.

Skarsgard’s role as Pennywise the clown in the film adaptations of Stephen King’s best-selling novel “It” has helped introduce the menacing villain to this generation. The fictional clown is known for feeding on children every 27 years. The movies ‘It’ and ‘It Chapter Two’ tells the story of a group of youngsters who call themselves the “Losers Club” as they fend off the villainous clown. The sequel then follows their return to the fictional town of Derry, Maine to finally kill the Pennywise as adults.

Bill is one of the seven children of veteran actor Stellan Skarsgard. He pursued acting along with his brother Alexander Skarsgard who has headlined his own films including The Legend of Tarzan.