James McAvoy had a tremendous performance as “The Beast” in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ in 2016. Now, he’s making the rounds promoting its sequel, ‘Glass,’ which is now in theaters.

However, McAvoy also is a part of this year’s ‘IT: Chapter Two,’ which is expected to hit the big screen in September. Speaking on “Good Morning America” yesterday (Thurs. January 17, 2019) McAvoy divulged that co-star Bill Skarsgård legitimately freaked him out with his performance as the haunting clown, Pennywise (via Bloody Disgusting):

“He’s amazing. [Skarsgård] is terrifying,” McAvoy told the show’s host. “He’s a lovely guy, and yet he really freaked me out. I remember standing there with the rest of the cast, all these adults, and we’d all done weird, freaky stuff. 

“And we are all looking at each other going, ‘I don’t like being here. I don’t like being an actor today.’ He really did, he really freaked me out. I never liked clowns as a kid.”

Andy Muschietti returned to direct ‘IT: Chapter Two,’ which stars the likes of Jessica Chastain, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and more.