Bill Skarsgård joins John Wick 4: “It’s a really fun role!”

Bill Skarsgård
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The Swedish actor, star of the films It loves the saga carried by Keanu Reeves, and he is obviously delighted to have been contacted for this sequel.

Bill Skarsgård is simply a fan of the franchise! Fans of John wick will be surprised to see a newcomer in the fourth opus. The 30-year-old actor, who found success in the Swedish film Simple Simon, directed by Andreas Öhman in 2010, and recently spooked audiences with two horror films It (It in original language), adapted from the novels of Stephen King and in which he plays the terrifying role of the clown Pennywise, spoke of his arrival in the action saga.

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The rumor had been circulating for several months, and the person finally confirmed the news to the site Nine Days, by explaining to have quite simply sympathized with the director of the franchise. The actor has made no secret of his admiration for the adventures of the repentant hitman: “I think movies are very entertaining. I’ve always been a fan of those kind of over-the-top action movies. […]“.

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Skarsgård will therefore join Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Donnie Yen and many more. Regarding his meeting with director Chad Stahelski, he confided: “Chad contacted me, we saw each other a few times and I really liked what he offered. It was a really fun role. I won’t go into details, but it’s a funny role in a funny universe. I love movies. I think they are entertaining and it’s something that I’ve never really done before. It’s always something that inspires me no matter what the project. I say to myself “Ok, this is a project, genre or something that I’ve never done before, so let’s try and have fun with those constraints.” So I can’t wait to be there. “

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Surely fans will want to know if his role will require special combat training? “No, [le personnage est] different. That’s why I wanted to do it. ” He added : “I’ve had it in mind for a very long time that I want to try to be as versatile as possible, whether it’s switching genres or playing very different characters. I just finished a horror movie, and I feel like I’ve done a lot. I’d love to do comedy and action. I’d love to do as much as possible. And I think that’s the key to longevity in this. job and a fun career where you can say to yourself: “I can do a lot of different things”, so as not to find yourself put in a box, which happens all the time. “

Skarsgård also gave his opinion on how the industry, mainly Hollywood’s, tends to put actors in boxes: “[Ils se disent] Oh ! he’s awesome in that monster role ” then they associate it with us, and we say to ourselves that we can do a lot more than that. That’s why I just try to do as many different types of roles and projects as possible. As long as there is something that I find interesting and funny about the character […] I tell myself : “Oh, I can do something with this.” It inspires me. It’s that simple”.

Skarsgård is also expected in an indie crime thriller directed by Chase Palmer, titled Naked Singularity, in which he will star alongside John Boyega.

John wick 4 is currently filming and will be released on May 24, 2022 in theaters. And the fans are lucky, since a fifth opus is already planned.

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