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Evan Peters: Deciding to play Dahmer was a 'fight'

Evan Peters: Deciding to play Dahmer was a ‘fight’

According to his own words, American actor Evan Peters pondered for a long time whether to accept the main role in the true crime series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” “It was a real fight,” the 35-year-old said in an interview with Variety. “I was thinking back and forth a lot.” In the end, the deciding factor was working again with series creator Ryan Murphy (57), with whom he had already filmed American Horror Story.

“I knew you were an incredible support, that I trusted you and that there was honesty between us,” he told Murphy in the joint interview. During the interview, Murphy said he couldn’t think of any other actor who would give 120 percent like Peters. The actor was also very focused on the set. “It was like running a marathon. When you run a marathon, you eat a certain way. You sleep a certain way. It was a very athletic way of approaching performance.”

As the series accompanies the main character over a longer period of time, Peters has had to physically adapt over and over again. He said that he lost more than seven kilograms in the first episodes. Later he had to build muscle and gain ten kilos.

The Netflix series is highly controversial for its brutality and psychological thriller. Real serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer once admitted after his arrest to killing 17 young men between 1978 and 1991.

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