Evan Peters Details the Intense Prep He Did to Play Jeffrey Dahmer


When co-star Niecy Nash, who plays Dahmer’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland in the series, questioned Peters about how he was able to shed everything after they finished filming, Peters said he knew it wouldn’t be easy, saying, “I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to take some time off and decompress. I haven’t worked since we shot this. I tried to really shake it all off.”

Peters joked that he “watched [2008’s] Step Brothers, just change up the psyche,” which drew a laugh from co-star and Step Brothers star Richard Jenkins

“I put in so much negativity and darkness to portray the character,” Peters said, “that I thought, ‘OK, once this is done, all of that goes away and I have to get back into the light and start filling myself back up with comedies and romance and sorts of things like that.'”

All 10 episodes of DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story are available on Netflix.



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