The first monstrous figure that comes to many audiences' minds when thinking about Stephen King's IT is Pennywise the dancing clown. Another horrifying figure in the movie is a leper, who was played in the most recent adaptation of the story by Javier Botet. The diseased, gaunt figure frightened many audiences with his appearance, but the actor recently revealed on Twitter that the whole effect was pulled off with just makeup.
Only one eye. The rest was me on makeup ☝🏻— Javier Botet (@jbotet) September 28, 2017
Botet is 6'6" but, due to having
In The Conjuring 2, Botet brought to life the "Crooked Man," another character whose authenticity was argued, with the actor pulling off some impressive contortions with his frame. His performances in various films are so shocking, in fact, the actor explained he's regularly asked if his performance is aided with CGI.
It is. People use to think are unreal all my parts. Every movie, I ear the same. 😁— Javier Botet (@jbotet) September 28, 2017
In IT, an otherworldly presence lurks the town of Derry, ME, causing a group of kids to band together to take on the monster. The creature can take various forms to stalk children and exploit their fears, and with one of the characters being forced to constantly take various medications, the monster becomes a diseased leper to most terrify the member of the Losers' Club.
Botet isn't the only one who used old-fashioned methods to bring his character to life, as Bill Skarsgard, who plays Pennywise, was able to pull off a facial trick without CGI.
"We were talking about the character, and I said, 'In
IT is currently in theaters.