‘The Devil All the Time’ star Bill Skarsgård on playing dark characters: ‘I like to explore extremities’

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Bill Skarsgård is no stranger to rigorous, dark roles.

The 30-12 months-outdated actor has starred as Pennywise the clown in two “It” videos and has appeared in other tasks like Hulu’s “Castle Rock” that have authorized him to tap into his far more brooding side.

His newest flick, Netflix’s “The Devil All the Time,” will see him take on a new role as Willard, who he explained as acquiring been “ruined from what he has expert in the war.”

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“I’m surely not just like going out and on the lookout notably for [the] most darkish and twisted souls to portray,” Skarsgård instructed Fox News. “I like intricate, I like to check out that. I like to explore extremities in people’s psyches in whatever kind that is.”

Bill Skarsgard stars in Netflix's 'The Devil All the Time.' (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Bill Skarsgard stars in Netflix’s ‘The Satan All the Time.’ (Image by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Photographs)

These kinds of roles really encourage him to put himself “in the head of another person that’s so much absent from probably your very own personal experiences.”

Additionally, when he reads a script, he is most intrigued by the figures that spark inquiries.

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“If I go through a character, the additional advanced and puzzled I am … the extra appealing it is to me.”

When Skarsgård still plays a complicated character in “The Satan All the Time,” there was a good deal of new aspects of the character for the actor to research.

“I imagine this function in a whole lot of means was one of my larger problems due to the fact the character in Willard is so intricate and so damaged from what he has expert in the war,” explained the star. “And the story alone is having area in rural America, in Willard’s case, In West Virginia in the 40s and the 50s. I was like, ‘OK boy, I grew up extremely much away from that location.'”

Skarsgård spelled out that he investigated “what it was like to fight in the South Pacific through Entire world War II” by reading through memoirs from previous Marines. He even worked with a dialect coach to nail an accent for the character.

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“The Devil All the Time,” which also stars Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson, debuts on Netflix on Wednesday.

Fox News’ Ashley Dvorkin contributed to this report