That time I asked Tim Curry if he was a Stephen King fan and he said he liked The Shining

By Steve Newton

I was lucky enough to have been the only journalist who interviewed Tim Curry on the Vancouver set of the two-part TV miniseries It, when I was covering the filming for Fangoria magazine back in 1990.

One of the first questions I had for the British actor was whether or not he was a fan of Stephen King.

In his brief reply Curry mentioned that he felt King was “an extremely entertaining writer”, and “really good at that stuff”, before adding that he would have liked to have been in The Shining.

Have a listen: (You might have to crank the volume a bit. Pretend it’s the latest Black Sabbath reissue.)

New audio: Tim Curry, aka Pennywise, talks about “finding your clown face” on the 1990 set of Stephen King’s It

Tim Curry talks Pennywise on the set of Stephen King’s It: an Ear of Newt exclusive

Entering the lair of Pennywise the Clown on the set of Stephen King’s It

Interviewing Tim Curry, aka Pennywise, on the set of Stephen King’s It

Leave a Reply