Despite years of collaboration between Evan Peters and Ryan Murphy, Peters admitted that he was “terrified” to star in “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” on Netflix.
“During a panel discussion with Murphy and his co-stars Niecy Nash and Richard Jenkins on Saturday, Peters remarked, “I knew it was going to be dark and a tremendous challenge. He viewed Dahmer’s “Dateline” interview from 1994 after receiving the scripts to “dig into the psychology of that extreme aspect of human conduct.” Peters “essentially stayed in this persona, as tough as it was, for months” during the six months of filming and the four months of preparation, according to Murphy. Peters even did lifts in his shoes and put lead weights around his arms to get into the physicality of Dahmer.
“His back is incredibly straight. I put weights on my arms to experience what it would be like for him to walk without moving his arms. I donned the persona’s lift-equipped shoes, pants, and spectacles, and I always had a cigarette in my hand, according to Evans. “I studied a lot of films and also worked with a dialect coach to nail down his voice because I wanted all this stuff, these external things, to be second nature when we were shooting. He had a unique dialect, and it was evident in the way he spoke. To further assist, I went off and made this 45-minute audio composite. Every day, I listened to that in the hopes of picking up his speech patterns but also to try to comprehend his perspective and what he was thinking on the days we were filming.”
Finding quiet moments, periods when he didn’t appear self-conscious, so you could get a sense of how he acted before these interviews and being in prison, required a thorough investigation.
Nash said, “At the start of filming, I pleasantly approached Peters to say hello and discovered he was “in his process.” She turned to Peters and stated, “I wanted to respect that and I wanted to keep him there. I genuinely prayed a lot for you because this is a serious matter. Your spirit becomes tormented at some time when you remain there and are bound to the material like a bone to the marrow. And I saw that he was growing weary. Since this is a lot and he wants to do it properly, I just answered, Well, I’m just going to make sure I keep him in my prayers.”
The series has faced some criticism, including claims that Murphy failed to get in touch with the relatives and family of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims, which he refuted on Thursday at a DGA event. It’s something we examined for a very long time, the author said. “We reached out to around 20 of the victim’s relatives and friends throughout the course of the three and a half years that we worked on it, trying to gain opinions and talking to individuals. And all the entire time, not a single individual answered our questions. Therefore, we placed a huge amount of reliance on our outstanding team of researchers, who… I have no idea where they acquired a lot of this information. To us, though, it felt like a day and night struggle to learn the truth about these folks.”
“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” is currently accessible on Netflix.