There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise] The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what IT is, or where Pennywise came from. That might be something worth exploring in the second one […] The idea is the IT entity was dormant for thousands and thousands of years. The [flashback] scene hints on that.
Carrie Fisher means freedom. She influenced people to be authentic and say what you want, however you want. I’ll miss her energy. You were always going to hear Carrie Fisher somewhere saying something that she has no business saying, that makes everybody laugh.