'It' has Valley connection

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The movie “It” hit the theaters Friday and 3TV/CBS 5 has confirmed “It” has a Valley connection. Jackson Scott, the boy seen in all of the trailers was born in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The movie “It” hit the theaters Friday and 3TV/CBS 5 has confirmed “It” has a Valley connection. Jackson Scott, the boy seen in all of the trailers was born in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The movie “It” hit the theaters Friday and AZfamily has confirmed “It” has a Valley connection.

The boy seen in all of the trailers was born in Arizona.

Eight-year-old actor Jackson Scott was seen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Chandler on Friday. He plays Georgie, the little boy in the yellow raincoat who chases a paper boat in the rain and discovers Pennywise the clown in a storm drain.

“It’s pretty cool because I just get to have fun and just meet all these people that are really nice. I loved working with the cast. It was amazing,” said Jackson.

He said he wasn’t scared of clowns while working on the film.

“I just reminded myself in my head it was totally fake,” said Jackson. “In between takes, we would just normal-talk, he’d be like a normal person.”

Jackson isn’t totally fearless though.

When asked what he’s most scared of, he replied, “Scorpions, definitely.”

“Just because they’re these weird arachnids that have eight eyes and the stinger they just pack deadly, deadly stuff that can hurt you,” he said.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is encouraging customers to dress as clowns. The movie theater will have a clown-only screening Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.

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