Los Angeles, Jan 18 (PTI) Actor James McAvoy has admitted that he was “freaked out” by co-star Bill Skarsgard on the sets of their horror film “It: Chapter Two”.Also Read - Baghban Actor Saahil Chadha And His Wife Suffer Injuries After 'Scary, Shocking Accident', Actor Hospitalised

McAvoy, who will play adult Bill Denbrough in the follow-up of the 2017 blockbuster, recently appeared on “Good Morning America”. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Congratulates US President Joe Biden, Says Looking Forward To Work Together

The actor said he got incredibly scared by Skarsgard’s performance as the evil Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Also Read - Aliens Exist & They Are Secretly in Touch With Israel & America, Claims Ex-Israeli Space Chief; Says Donald Trump Knows About It

“He’s amazing. The guy who plays the clown is terrifying. He’s a lovely guy, and yet he really freaked me out. I remember standing there with the rest of the cast, all these adults, and we’d all done weird, freaky stuff.

“And we are all looking at each other going, ‘I don’t like being here. I don’t like being an actor today.’ He really did, he really freaked me out. I never liked clowns as a kid,” McAvoy said.

The actor explained the reason as to why he finds clowns scary.

“It’s something like a guy wearing make-up, they’re crying but they’re laughing. There’s something tragic about them. Maybe they’ve all run away to join the circus – what you running away from Mr Clown? What have you left behind? Is it like bodies in a trunk?” he said.

Andy Muschietti is back to helm the sequel, which also features Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone and Andy Bean. The film will release in September this year.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.