Actor Evan Peters had a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about his recently released movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Unfortunately for me, I still have not seen the film! Which you best believe causes deep, deep agony within my nerdy soul! Such a cruel and torturous world we live in! I would rather stay away from anything X-Men related until I see the movie but, fudge it man, on with the show...Evan Peters gives a very charismatic interview and you can tell the young actor had a blast on set!
You tell me, did Evan Peters as Quicksilver steal the show or what?!
Q&A with Evan Peters and The Hollywood Reporter:
When you were cast, did you know Quicksilver would become a breakout character?
No, not at all. I knew the character was cool and what they had written was great. But I didn't know any of the special effects they had planned. I had never done anything like this before. They were filming it and said it would look really cool. I'm super happy with it and pleasantly surprised by how awesome it turned out.
When was the first time you saw all of your scenes onscreen?
I saw it the Tuesday before the premiere in New York. I was super excited and almost in shock at how good the movie was and how the Quicksilver stuff looked.
You stole scenes from huge characters such as [The Wolverine](movie:34674) and Magneto. What was that like?
It was pretty intimidating. I had grown up watching all of the X-Men films, and then there's Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in front of me. I was really nervous. They were great and really funny and nice guys — Hugh and James [McAvoy] and Nicholas [Hoult]. They were awesome.
What was the key to getting the character so right?
It was trying to find the right attitude for him. You don't want to make him too crazy and too caffeinated. But it was really the mischievous quality that was something that Bryan and I worked on. He's faster than the law. He sort of has this attitude that he can get away with anything.
You didn't have to audition for this role. What was getting that offer call like?
Bryan Singer called me and said he's a fan of American Horror Story and he wanted me for the role. I was blown away because I audition for things all the time and I don't get things — and here I get a role in the new X-Men movie as Quicksilver? I was going, "What the hell is going on? This is awesome!"
(Spoiler) What was shooting the kitchen scene like?
It was really cool because in the elevator me and Fassbender got to improvise a lot and just play around, which is so much fun. He's such a cool guy. Then we get upstairs to the kitchen and it's all very technical. There are a lot of motion capture camera moves and you are shooting with a phantom camera, which shoots in super slow motion – and the room is brighter than any sunny day. And there are these four guys keeping their eyes open and pretending to be frozen. And I'm just running around pretending to move them.
There's a section of the scene where I'm moving the arms of two cops, so their guns will move. Then I'm supposed to sprint to the other end of the room to prevent the bullets from hitting my friends –- but there's water all over the floor and I slip and fall – I just eat shit (laughs).