Castle Rock: Who is “The Kid”? 6 Unknown Facts About Bill Skarsgård’s Creepy Character

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Castle Rock is new psychological horror Hulu original that is set to premiere on July 25, 2018. So, it’s high time to get acquainted with the main antagonists of the show – The Kid, Bill Skarsgård’s character. 

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“Feral inmate”

“The Kid” (as it’s said in the cast) is a mysterious, creepy, emaciated boy found hidden deep in the bowels of the local jail (named “Shawshank State Penitentiary”) in Castle Rock, Maine. He’s malnourished, silent and feral character that draws so many attention of the other main characters.

Bill Skarsgård was intrigued by the new role, “What happens if you’re contained or isolated in a space like he’s been in? It’s sort of a cage in a dark room, and this is someone that’s been there for a very long time. That changes you drastically. So that played into the physicality of it. If you haven’t used your muscles or your body in a really long time, things are going to be a little bit awkward. Then also socially he has maybe a hard time looking at someone in the eyes.”

His identity is lost

As it was mentioned above, The Kid is found in the jail called “Shawshank State Penitentiary”, where the events take place, and the search for his identity drives the plot of “Castle Rock”.

However, it doesn’t resemble a story about a boy saved from jail by good people, no, no, it’s something different, far from innocent, it’s wild and satanic. It’s worth to mention that the warden’s unexpected suicide leads to the discovery of a feral inmate.

He barely has any lines

The Kid is not a very talkative character, so it probably wasn’t hard for Skarsgård to learn the lines. But at the same time, it’s the most impressive thing about the actor as he expresses himself through his wild eyes and dull, miscromoves of the face muscles, menace and awkward shuffle.

“I did a lot of research on what solitary confinement does to you, how you become acclimated to being surrounded by people again after being by yourself for such a long time,” says Skarsgård. “It’s really a horrific thing. It’s definitely worth considering it as torture.”

He speaks only one name –  Henry Deaver

The only thing we hear from The Kid is the name of the main character, Henry Deaver (André Holland). Henry left Castle Rock, his hometown to attend a law school and was really glad not to come back there, but the young boy called specifically Henry Deaver.

This unexpected call about the Shawshank prisoner makes him return to hometown. How The Kid knows about Deaver’s existance is the main mystery of the show and we all are about to find out it!

Bill Skarsgård lost 30 pounds for this role

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 Seeing Bill Skarsgård without was something unusual and desirable for fans, but they were amazed by the transformation young actor had to overcome for this role. He’s totally unrecognizable in the trailer.

“There’s this thing called ketogenic diet. Essentially, you don’t eat any carbs whatsoever,” Bill Skarsgård said. “You eat protein and high fat. And once your body starts using fat as fuel, as opposed to carbs, you burn fat like crazy. And then I would do a couple of days of fasting, stuff like that.”

He lost almost 30 pounds for Hulu’s upcoming horror show:

“I lost almost 30 pounds,” he told the magazine. “It really changes your face when you’re gaunt like that. That really played well for the character, sort of high cheekbones and your eyes become even bigger. So I’m happy that I did it. But it wasn’t always fun.”

Skarsgård is creepy again! Creepy hot

You might see Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise from another movie based on Stephen King’s story – It. Bill Skarsgård also appeared in Deadpool 2, but his role was, how to say (spoiler alert!)…. very short as he got killed within few minutes as the rest of the Deadpool’s team except for Domino.

Skarsgård is a horror movie is some kind of a spoiler as we know that he’s perfect for evil roles, “It’s not the genre itself, rather than it is the particular project that appealed to me. It’s actually by happenstance that I just happened to be doing these type of dark, weird characters back to back,” stated the actor.

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