'The Devil All the Time' star Bill Skarsgård on playing dark characters: 'I like to explore extremities'

Invoice Skarsgård is not any stranger to intense, darkish roles.

The 30-year-old actor has starred as Pennywise the clown in two “It” motion pictures and has seemed in different tasks like Hulu’s “Fortress Rock” that experience allowed him to faucet into his extra brooding aspect.

His latest flick, Netflix’s “The Satan The entire Time,” will see him tackle a brand new position as Willard, who he described as having been “broken from what he has skilled within the warfare.”

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“I am undoubtedly no longer similar to going out and taking a look in particular for [the] maximum darkish and twisted souls to painting,” Skarsgård advised Fox Information. “I love sophisticated, I love to discover that. I love to discover extremities in other folks’s psyches in no matter shape this is.”

Bill Skarsgard stars in Netflix's 'The Devil All the Time.' (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Invoice Skarsgard stars in Netflix’s ‘The Satan The entire Time.’ (Photograph by way of Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Pictures)

Such roles inspire him to place himself “within the thoughts of anyone that is up to now clear of perhaps your personal non-public stories.”

Moreover, when he reads a script, he is maximum intrigued by way of the characters that spark questions.

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“If I learn a personality, the extra advanced and confused I’m … the extra attention-grabbing it’s to me.”

Whilst Skarsgård nonetheless performs a fancy persona in “The Satan The entire Time,” there used to be numerous new sides of the nature for the actor to analyze.

“I feel this position in a large number of techniques used to be certainly one of my larger demanding situations for the reason that persona in Willard is so advanced and so broken from what he has skilled within the warfare,” mentioned the megastar. “And the tale itself is happening in rural The united states, in Willard’s case, In West Virginia within the 40s and the 50s. I used to be like, ‘OK boy, I grew up very some distance clear of that area.'”

Skarsgård defined that he researched “what it used to be love to battle within the South Pacific all over International Conflict II” by way of studying memoirs from former Marines. He even labored with a dialect trainer to nail an accessory for the nature.

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“The Satan The entire Time,” which additionally stars Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson, debuts on Netflix on Wednesday.

Fox Information’ Ashley Dvorkin contributed to this document

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