Most of my friends didn't do military service.
That being said, it's still the Swedish marines.
Unlike most teenage boys who would be thrilled to become famous, Skarsgard was put off. "When people stare at you and you read about yourself in papers — at 13 it just got very confusing.
I thought that if this is what it's like to be famous, I don't like it one bit."Skarsgard quit acting and for the next seven years, he says he "did nothing." After this prolonged period of goofing off with his buddies, at the age of 19 he joined an antiterrorist unit in the Swedish marines. "Although when I did it, it was quite easy to get out of.
Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) was supposed to direct it, but he left over creative differences.
When Fukuaga was still attached, Will Poulter (We’re The Millers, The Revenant) was supposed to play Pennywise. In June 2016, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Skarsgard would play Pennywise The Clown, who terrorizes a small Maine town.