Tim Curry speaks out on ‘It’ remake for the first time

06.09.15 2 years ago

Tim Curry, who played the demonic Pennywise the Clown in ABC's 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's “It,” addressed the developing remake/second iteration of King's epic novel in an interview with Moviefone Sunday night at an event where he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Actor's Fund. There's not much to it, so I'll include the full text from Moviefone's article:

He also wished “good luck” to Will Poulter (“We're the Millers”), who's been cast as the new Pennywise the clown in the upcoming remake of Stephen King's “It,” a role Curry played to perfection in the 1990 mini-series. “It's a wonderful part,” Curry said of Stephen King's unforgettable evil clown, who terrorizes a group of children. When I mentioned that a lot of people consider Curry's Pennywise a tough act to follow, the actor humbly said, “I don't know about that.”

It should be noted that since director Cary Fukunaga's well-publicized departure from the project, it's unclear whether Poulter will remain on board as Pennywise. In any case, it's good to see Curry out and about; his attendance at the weekend event represented a rare public appearance for the actor since he suffered a stroke in July 2012. He told Los Angeles Magazine that he's doing “well” and that a sense of humor has been “Vital. Absolutely vital” in his recovery. “It”s not tough to maintain,” he told the publication. “It is just part of my DNA.”

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