GQ: Did you film the movie as though it were a horror or a comedy? James Ransone : The kids were really funny in the first one, though. Because, even with the scary alien space clown and all that stuff, [the first It ] is an adventurous movie. Was striking the balance between comedy and horror tricky at all? Eddie probably has the most noticeable emotional arc in the whole movie, and you really get to showcase both your fear and your confidence.
James Ransone just might be one of the most humble people in Hollywood. Right time, right place. And I really mean that. This is a mistake on your part but whatever. It has returned and they vowed to put an end to him. Below, Ransone discusses the music and TV shows that made him, the moments that informed his outlook on the industry, and working with Hader to bring infectious laughs to a tragic tale. Does that make it weird then when you see critics raving about your performance? Why do you think that? I knew it! Do you prefer to do one over the other?
Q&A with James Ransone
Kate Erbland. It feels like some like hand of God, pure luck, lightning in a bottle. I just got really lucky to be part of this. This thing is such a juggernaut that it weirds me out, you know? Because I had no expectation that I would ever be in anything like this. Ransone even auditioned for a role in that film, which follows the so-called Losers Club when they are just youngsters having to battle an intergalactic evil in tiny Derry, Maine, though he declines to mention which part. This is, after all, a person who considered leaving his acting career to study theology. I was really considering going back to school for theology. Despite his rising recognizability and continuing interest in doing offbeat, clever work, Ransone said he still struggled. Ransone is also pleased that, despite a major time commitment he was on set from June until October of last year , a whopping page script, and all the pressures that come with a much-anticipated sequel, he was still able to be himself during the downtime.
To take us behind-the-scenes of It Chapter Two is Ransone, who plays grown-up hypochondriac Eddie originally portrayed by Grazer in the first installment. Anthem paid Ransone and his canines a visit at his home in Los Angeles for a photoshoot. It Chapter Two opens in theaters everywhere on September 6. Andy and Barbara [Muschietti] are doing more, which is nuts. They flew all over South America and then they went to London. I did not watch the movie, my friend. I watched up until the Jade of the Orient [scene].