By Steve Newton
Tim Curry’s performance as Pennywise, the evil clown in Stephen King’s It, has long been hailed as a major achievement in the realm of horror.
Curry nailed it, most would agree.
As the Vancouver correspondent for Fangoria magazine back in 1990, when the TV miniseries was shot, I got to go on the set in Stanley Park and hang with Curry while he had lunch, to get the scoop on his role.
And quite a scoop it was. Curry doesn’t do that many interviews, and I think Fango was the only publication he talked to about It.
Not one to throw stuff away, I’ve kept almost all of my interviews over the years, and fortunately the cheap-ass, 90-minute, Hong Kong-made cassette I recorded the It set-visit on still works.
So here’s an excerpt of my 20-minute interview with Tim Curry, which begins with me making a major faux pas by calling his character Pennywhistle instead of Pennywise.
What a dweeb, eh?
This blog is dedicated to Tim Curry.
Hang in there, bud!