American Horror Story, created by Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, has been terrifying viewers for over a decade. Even though each disquieting season of the anthology has a unique narrative, fans can anticipate recognising at least one member of the recurring cast in each episode. This is especially true of Evan Peters, who has portrayed 17 different characters over the course of nine seasons. In a 2018 interview with The Wrap, the “WandaVision” actor revealed that he portrayed fictionalised versions of a number of historical figures, including Andy Warhol, David Koresh, and Charles Manson, in the seventh season of “American Horror Story: Cult.” Peters revealed that he conducted an extensive investigation for each role and was exhausted after filming Season 7 concluded. The actor remarked, “It was mentally and physically demanding.”
Despite his dedication to his roles in “American Horror Story,” Peters had no idea what the show was about when he joined the ensemble for its first season, dubbed “American Horror Story: Murder House.”
When he joined the FX ensemble, Evan Peters knew very little about American Horror Story
In a 2018 interview with GQ, Evan Peters revealed that he most relished filming “American Horror Story: Murder House” because he was unaware that the horror series would evolve into a complex anthology with interconnected plots. “Season one was likely my favourite because… we had no idea what was going on. I was unaware that it would be an anthology series and that I would portray a distinct character. I knew absolutely nothing, “stated the performer.
Peters suggested he was thrilled to be a part of “American Horror Story” despite his limited knowledge of the program because he wanted to continue working as an actor. “I was simply grateful to have employment,” said the “I Am Woman” actress. “It was great to have an interesting role and be in a program that was intense and turned everything on its head. So I had no prior knowledge of any of that information.”
Peters also discussed how he landed the role of every parent’s worst nightmare, the homicidal adolescent apparition Tate Langdon, in the GQ interview. He explained that he auditioned with a scene from Season 1, Episode 1 (“Pilot”), in which Tate describes to his psychiatrist Dr. Ben Harmon what is believed to be a distressing hallucination (Dylan McDermott). Peters disclosed that Ryan Murphy admired his delivery of Tate’s disturbing dialogue regarding a blood ritual. “Years later, Ryan told me, ‘Because of the way you delivered that line, you won the part,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, great,'” the actor recalled with a chuckle.