In an interview, Peters has revealed that even though he is sitting Season 9 out, he is willing to return to American Horror Story in the future.
The news of fan favorite Evan Peters not being a part of the upcoming slasher season has come as a wrecking ball and shattered hearts worldwide. Following the footsteps of the supreme Jessica Lange, Peters recently revealed that he will not be a part of the show anymore as it is messing up with his mental and emotional health. Just to put it here, Evan has played ICONIC roles so far in every season of American Horror Story and the upcoming 1984 will be the FIRST one without Peters which is making us a little uneasy.
Tate Langdon in Murder House, Kit Walker in Asylum, Kyle in Coven, Jimmy Darling in Freak Show, James March in Hotel, Rory in Roanoke, Kai Anderson in Cult, and Mr. Gallant and Jeff in Apocalypse, the 32-year old actor revealed in an interview with GQ that he is not up for another AHS season.
"Yeah, I'm not doing it anymore. I just made a decision. I said to myself, "I can't do it anymore." It's not me. It's not who I am! I'm goofy, I'm silly, I like to have fun. I don't like to yell and scream. I actually hate it."
"I think it's disgusting and really awful, and it's been a challenge for me. Horror Story sort of demanded that of me...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," Peters added revealing how much the show is impacting him in real life.
"It's just exhausting. It's really mentally draining, and you don't want to go to those places ever in your life. And so you have to go there for the scenes, and it ends up integrating it somehow into your life. You're in traffic and you find yourself screaming and you're like, What the hell? This isn't who I am. I fight really hard to combat that and make sure that I'm watching comedies and hanging out with my fiancée and chilling with friends and watching movies," Peters elaborated adding that the sex scenes in the show make him uncomfortable and the violence is a little too much for him.
Now, keeping in mind that the upcoming season has a slasher theme and will have a LOT of gory content, it only makes sense why Peters decided to sit this one out. However, this doesn't mean he has bid farewell to the show for good. He is willing to return for the next season. When asked by DigitalSpy if he would come back to Murphy's horror anthology, he exclusively told the publication, "Yeah, absolutely, never say never," he assured. "I just… Yeah, we'll see what happens." So you know, let's keep our fingers crossed!
"So there's a 10th season???" Yes. The show has been already renewed for the tenth season and Ryan previously teased that the 10th installment of the show will continue Coven's legacy and the witches will be back. As far as season nine is concerned, producer Tim Minear says it is going to be a treat for horror fans! “I will tell you nothing, except that I think it’s awesome,” Minear told TheWrap.
“I think it’s gonna be really scary but a lot of fun, like it always is. And that if you have a taste for ’80s horror, you’re in for a treat.” Will you be watching? Check out the teaser below!