[Movies] Evan Peters Talks About Playing Quicksilver In X-Men: Days of Future Past Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.01.2013
What does he think of the role?
In an interview with IGN, Evan Peters (American Horror Story) spoke about being cast in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past as mutant Quicksilver, who has super-speed as a power.
When asked about the speed effect in the film, Peters said: "They used motion capture. I don't know what I can say about it and not get in trouble, I really don't. But they shot a lot of slow motion. They brought in an amazing camera, the Phantom -- it's, like, 3600 frames per second. They brought in these huge, bright lights and did some amazing, amazing stuff with it. I'm excited to see it all cut together and check all that out. It's going to be really cool."
He said that Quicksilver will spend his time with Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy in the 1970s version of the story, instead of the dystopian world of the future. He'll play a "twitchy" teenager, which isn't exactly like the comic version.
He said: "Bryan Singer has a lot of creative freedom on these X-Men movies -- he can do pretty much whatever he wants with them."
He also commented on the fact that fans may react negatively to change. He addd: "There's always that risk, but I think at the end of the day, you want to try to make the best movie you can. You kinda gotta go with your gut on that."
Finally, he was asked about the fact that there will be another version of the character in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, rumored to be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
He replied: "Well, my character can't be in The Avengers. It's going to be a different one. It won't be me, it'll be someone else. But yeah, I didn't focus too much on it. I mean, what an amazing opportunity to be a part of X-Men. I'm gonna try to do the best job that I can and not let anyone down. That was pretty much where I was at with it. I just thought it was really cool to be a part of all the special effects stuff and the movies that I grew up loving. It's awesome."