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

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.”