You know when you’re drowning you don’t actually inhale until right before you black out. It’s called voluntary apnea. It’s like no matter how much you’re freaking out, the instinct to not let any water in is so strong that you won’t open your mouth until you feel like your head’s exploding. Then when you finally do let it in, that’s when it stops hurting. It’s not scary anymore, it’s… it’s actually kind of peaceful.
When Finn auditioned for IT the first time, it was with a diffferent director, not Andrés Muschiett(who was the final director of IT), and he got the part of Richie, but that director quit, therefore Finn had to re-audition with Andrés and ended up getting the part again.