Evan Peters shot to fame on American Horror Story, where he blew television audiences away with his terrifying ability to transform into different characters in the anthology series. Having debuted in the TV chiller in 2011, more small and big-screen credits followed for the 31-year-old, including a prominent role as Quicksilver in the X-Men franchise. However, when Peters is not in character, he is – thankfully, if you are familiar with any of his American Horror Story parts – a very different person. And, furthermore, the St. Louis, Missouri-born actor has plenty of interesting, and occasionally quite hilarious secrets to share.
20. Scary movies used to be a freaking nightmare
“I wasn’t a huge horror movie fan before, because they kinda stress me out,” Peters informed People magazine in 2011. But, in light of this, if anything could cure a person of such anxiety, appearing on American Horror Story surely would. “Since working on the show, I’ve definitely gotten into it a lot more…” the star continued. “I used to look at horror movies as being really real, and it would totally freak me out and give me nightmares. Now I watch and think, ‘Whoa! How’d they do that?’”