Finn Wolfhard helped Bill Hader land It sequel role

Bill Hader has Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard to thank for his role in the It sequel, because the young actor suggested the former Saturday Night Live star should play his character as a grown-up.
Finn was asked who should play Richie in It Chapter Two in an interview and he offered up Hader – much to the comedian’s surprise.
“I had a couple of friends text me, because I’m not on social media. They said, ‘Hey, do you know Finn, the kid from Stranger Things? He just said he wants you to play Richie in the next It movie’. I thought, ‘That’s sweet, but it probably won’t work out’.
“Then my agent called me and said, ‘There’s this young actor named Finn, and he’s in the It movie. Apparently, he recommended you to play the older version of him… You’re going to be having lunch with Andy Muschietti, the director’. I was like, ‘What? This worked?’
“I met Andy, and he said, ‘You know, the reason we are here is because Finn wants you to play Richie’.
“And so, the whole reason I’m in It Chapter Two is because Finn gave an interview and everyone ran with it. Clearly, I need to pay more attention to the internet.”

by WENN

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