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Skarsgard says Pennywise the Clown would visit him in dreams

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

After his spine-chilling performance as the in the horror-hit "It", said he was haunted by the character in his dreams after he was through with the film.

Skarsgard, 27, played the dreadful in the movie, which was based on Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name.

"I was home, done with the movie, and I started having very strange and vivid dreams. Every night, he came and visited," Skarsgard told

"was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn't appreciate. Like, I'm Pennywise and I'm really upset that I'm out in public and people are looking at me," he added.

However, Skarsgard does not think that his dreams have a deeper meaning.

"This was a process of letting go of the monster. was amazing. It's a daunting but exciting thing to sort of revisit him again," he added.

Directed by Andy Muschietti, the movie also featured Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, and

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 09:55 IST