Evan Peters: 10 Things You Didn't Know About The 'WandaVision' Actor

Evan Peters: 10 Things You Didn't Know About The 'WandaVision' Actor

Evan Peter's recasting as Quicksilver in 'WandaVision' had us talking about him again in the past days. Here are some cool facts about the actor, including really awkward moments in the industry.

Evan Peters' surprise appearance in Episode 5 of 'WandaVision' had caught all of us off-guard, especially those who haven't heard of his recasting rumors as Quicksilver.

The production had to take extra effort to hide him from everyone while shooting, even his co-stars were clueless about his return.

"I wasn't sure what was going on. While we were shooting, they cloaked him in [this] thing, so no one could take a drone shot of him getting out of a van, or whatever it was. It was a big secret, but, They pulled it off," Darcy Lewis actress Kat Dennings told Jimmy Kimmel Live.

So who is Evan Peters in real life? Let's try to take the cloak off and reveal his identity behind the camera. Here are 10 interesting facts about Evan Peters. 

Evan Peters

1. He Became An Actor Because Of The Olsen Twins

Evan and Elizabeth Olsen played twin mutants, Wanda and Quicksilver, in the MCU. However, in a funny coincidence, Evan Peters became an actor because of Elizabeth's famous sisters, the Olsen twins! He revealed in an interview that the two were his cinematic crush growing up and inspired him to pursue an acting career so he could see them.

'Well, first it was the Olsen twins. For sure. Yeah, they kind of got me out to LA in a way because I was like, ''I gotta meet 'em!''

2. He had accidentally flashed his co-stars at American Horror Story

While filming a scene for Asylum (the second season of American Horror Story), Peters had to wear a “cock sock” since he was dressed just in a hospital gown. He thought he was covered enough, but when he bent down, he was still a bit exposed, and his co-stars, Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, saw it all.

“Wow, this is terrible,” he told Conan O’Brien. “I basically am leaned over Jessica Lange’s desk in a hospital gown, bare-ass,” he said, adding that his genital ‘coverings’ didn’t quite cover everything.

Evan Peters

3. He Has Two Tattoos 

Evan's mom will only allow him to get a tattoo if it has the word 'mom' in it, and so he did. He has two tattoos so far, one says mom, and the other is a thumbs-up sign at the back of his right palm, which he regretted because it always has to be covered when filming,  

4. He Took A Break From American Horror Story After Going Through A "Full-On Burnout."

Evan Peters is one of the recurring casts of the series. No matter how much he loved making horror movies, portraying these heavy roles eventually took a toll on his mental health. He only took smaller roles in season 8, “Apocalypses,” and took a full break during season 9, “1984".

"It's been all a massive stretch for me and really difficult to do," he said about portraying those characters. "It's hurting my soul and Evan as a person. There's this massive amount of rage that's been called upon from me, and the emotional stuff that's been called on me for Pose has been heartbreaking, and I'm sick. I don't feel good."

Evan Peters and Emma Roberts

5. He Was Engaged To Co-Star Emma Roberts 

Evan Peters and Emma Roberts had an on and off relationship from 2012-2019. They met each other on the set of the film “Adult world” then acted alongside each other in American Horror Story “Coven” and “Freak Show”.

They were already engaged but broke up, citing reasons that they've simply grown apart. 

6. He Used To Knit

Evan Peters revealed to Cosmo that he used to enjoy knitting, but he's given up on the hobby to socialize more with people.

"Now I just read or listen to music or search online and hang out and talk to people. There are so many people at work who are interesting to talk to and learn from, so I'm trying to do that a little bit more. "

7. He Is Cousins With Other Famous Celebrities

Tom and Mark Welling are Evan Peters' distant cousins!

Tom Welling is best known for his role as Clark Kent in "Smallville" and as Lt. Marcus Pierce in “Lucifer.” Mark Welling, on the other hand, is best known for his roles in “Wrestling” and “Inconvenience.”

Evan Peters

8. He Is Now 34-Years Old

Evan Peters played a troubled teenager Tate Langdon in AHS and sported silver-grey hair as Quicksilver, so his exact age can be a little challenging to guess. He is currently 34. He was born on January 20, 1987. 

9. He Was Schoolmates With Blake Lively

Evan Peters quickly attended Burbank High when he first moved to California. At that time, Blake Lively went to the same school too. Unfortunately, the two didn't become friends then and weren't even in the same social circles.

The actor recalled that Lively was one of the hot and popular girls in high school, just like her character in Gossip Girls. He, on the other hand, used to hang out with the not-so-popular kids who play video games and guitar. 

10. He Did His Own Stunts As Quicksilver

Back in 2019, Evan Peters explained extensively how they filmed one of the action scenes for 'X-Men Dark Phoenix.' Amazed by his explanation, the host commented that Evans is "basically like a stunt guy as well" for doing everything.

Evans humbly answered, "Yeah. The team is incredible, and they sort of set it all up, and then I get to sort ofs crew it all up." 

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