Ryan Murphy Says Evan Peters Stayed In Character For Months As Jeffrey Dahmer To Prepare For Nextflix’s “Monster”
In Evan Peters’ history in almost all of the seasons of American Horror Story, he’s played a multitude of sinister and perverse roles like a sociopathic teenage school shooter; cult leaders David Koresh, Charles Manson, Jim Jones, and Marshall Applewhite; and a freak show “lobster boy” who used his deformed hands to claw-bang unsatisfied housewives as a side-hustle. But though pretty much all of Evan’s roles in the Ryan Murphy-verse have consisted of some super dark shit, it was the decision to play the titular role in Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story that finally gave him pause. As we all know, Evan eventually took the role and ended up being a very convincing Dahmer, and that could be because Evan stayed in character for months beforehand and the entire time he was on set of the show.
Have you watched Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story? I have not. At first, it was because it looked way too scary. Then, a bunch of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims families spoke out against the show, saying that they weren’t contacted or consulted beforehand, and my refusal to watch jumped from “me scared” to “I have PRINCIPLES (sometimes), thankyouverymuch!” Now The Hollywood Reporter reports that co-creator Ryan Murphy is claiming he actually reached out to 20 of the victims’ families and friends, “and not a single person responded to us in that process.” He says the show had to rely on “our incredible group of researchers.” Um, sorry, Ryan, but if all these people left you on “Read”, that’s them refusing to be a part of your show. And, maybe, just maybe, that’s a sign you shouldn’t make the show. No? Just me?
The Co-Creator Of “Dahmer” Disagrees With Criticism That The Series Was Too “Sympathetic” To The Infamous Killer
Although Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has become the streaming service’s second most popular original series (behind season four of Stranger Things) since coming out last month, the show hasn’t been without contention around how the creators handled the sensitive nature of the tragic events it depicts. Family members of Dahmer’s victims spoke out against the show, saying they weren’t contacted or consulted beforehand and that Netflix only cares about making money. Some viewers said they felt sick while watching it. Now, some who’ve seen it are complaining that the plot was causing people to feel sympathy for Dahmer; but Ian Brennan, who co-created the series with tragedy-glutton, Ryan Murphy, says that notion is simply not true.
“You back there! I see you. You’re not standing, bitch. Groff, grab my prunes, a wig needs shitting in.”
After successfully praying at her altar to the dark Gods for Beanie Feldstein’s downfall, Lea Michele made her debut as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway last night, and apparently, it was a success. And it was such a success that Lea reportedly got seven standing ovations. Although, the audience was filled with her friends and past co-workers like Jonathan Groff, Ryan Murphy, Drew Barrymore, Lee Pace, Zachary Quinto, and many theater people like Harvey Fierstein. So they had to stand or Lea Michele would get their asses! And Lea probably made her assistant hide electro shock pads on each chair and trigger that shit every time Lea wanted a standing O. But still, Lea is now out of the cancel corner and is back! And I’m sure that her power bars of evil are quickly recharging as Jonathan Groff reads her all the words of praise for her performance this morning.
It feels like there have been six hundred seasons of American Horror Story. The reality is, Ryan Murphy has done ten seasons and one AHS spin-off, creatively titled American Horror Stories. The franchise has kept Sarah Paulson very busy. She went from the person I thought was Monica Potter to the unofficial queen of the American Horror Story. Sarah could be playing witches, weirdos, creeps, murderers, mediums, and haunted iPhone enthusiasts until she literally becomes a ghost, but Sarah recently revealed that this current season might be last her.
Annaleigh Ashford plays Paula Jones on Ryan Murphy’s latest historical wigstravaganza for the FX network, Impeachment: American Crime Story. Annaleigh recently spoke to Vanity Fair about her portrayal, and explained that it was very important to her that her performance be rooted in truth, and didn’t want to be an “impression” or a “caricature.” Well, if you ask Paula Jones herself, which Inside Edition did, she will tell you in no uncertain terms that Annaleigh’s version of her is cartoonish, insulting, inaccurate, and deeply offensive. To add insult to crunchy-banged injury, Paula is also very mad that Annaleigh never once called her before slipping into a scrunchie and vocal twang.