Bill Skarsgård has been the talk of the town ever since his stunning portrayal of Pennywise in It Chapter one and two. The 30 year old is quite private about both his personal and professional life. So much that he does not even have any public social media accounts! Now that is something very strange in today’s times when it is all about branding and exposure.
So here! We have put together a little something which capsulizes Bill Skarsgård’s journey and his evolution through the years. So brace yourselves, here it begins!
THE IT CHAPTERS
Even if you have not watched any of the IT chapters, we are sure, you must have stumbled upon the movie’s eponymous character, ‘Pennywise the Dancing Clown’ and felt chills running down your spine…Here is a little something to refresh your memory!
Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of the devilish character from Stephan king’s IT is, without a doubt, his most famous role to date and something which is believed to have put the actor on the ‘Map’.
Speaking about the role Bill said, “Everything I did took 100 percent of my energy. It was by far the most exhausting character I’ve ever done, physically and mentally.” The role and its reprisal did take an emotional toll on the actor who said to have felt relieved after the filming concluded and he was able to get rid of ‘Pennywise toxins’.
THE SKARSGÅRD DYNASTY
Coming from a family of artists (with his mom and one of the brothers,both doctors being the only exception), Bill Skarsgård’s astounding acting skills and his handsome looks can be quite easily explained. His father, Stellan, and one of his older brothers, Alexander, are probably some of the more recognizable names from the clan.
Some of the Papa Skarsgård’s projects include Pirates of the Caribbean, Good Will Hunting, Mamma Mia and Thor,while brother Alexander is well known for his roles in True Blood, The Legend of Tarzan, Big Little Lies and Zoolander. Hence it’s no surprise to see talent running in his genes
Although, according to the actor, his family background was one of the reasons why he did not pursue acting early. In an interview with father Stellan, Bill revealed that he was quite skeptical of remarks like: ‘Yeah OK, here comes another one, he’s been fed on a silver plate of course he’s an actor.’
HIS METIER: ACTING
Bill Skarsgård’s first acting job came at the age of 9, when the actor took up the role of ‘Klasse’ alongside his brother Alexander, in White Water Fury. However it wasn’t until graduation when Skarsgård landed his proper lead, in Behind Blue Skies.
Bill’s profile boasts of a string of stunning and happening projects both in Hollywood and in Sweden.
He has appeared in Swedish movies like Spending the Night, Pigan Brinner, The Kingdom At Road’s End, Kenny Begins. For his 2011 movie Simple Simon, Bill received a nomination for the Guldbagge Award and the movie was selected as the Swedish entry for Best Foreign Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.
Bill Skarsgård then entered Hollywood with Anna Karenina in 2012. Next he bagged a major role as Roman Godfrey in Netflix Original Series Hemlock Grove. During that time Bill also appeared in a Norwegian movie Victoria. Then Divergent Series: Allegiant, Atomic Blonde, Assassination Nation and of course It, also came along his way.
Whew! That’s a lot!
HIS LIFE BEYOND THE LENSES
One of the facts that may be considered quite distinctive about Bill Skarsgård is that he is extremely private about his personal life.
The actor admitted to the New York Times that: “I’m a pretty private person, so I don’t mind not being recognized,” he said. “It’s nice to hide behind the makeup.”
The Swedish actor is currently in a relationship with fellow actress Alida Morberg, although there’s little available information on when they officially got together. The couple welcomed their first child in October 2018, as revealed by Bill Skarsgård himself in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
With his acting chops, astonishing screen persona and crazy good looks, it seems like Bill Skarsgård on a spree which isn’t going to slow down anytime soon and we are all eyes for the show! From being a member of one of most established families to being the ‘IT’ star of Hollywood, Bill Skarsgård has indeed come a long way