Evan Peters Talks Quicksilver in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

The actor had to shoot his scenes in an incredibly bright room without sunglasses. Plus, he praises his co-stars Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman.

Evan Peters reveals Quicksilver will have silver hair in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Evan Peters reveals Quicksilver will have silver hair in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Back in May, we reported that American Horror Story star Evan Peters is playing Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since we never saw any photos of the actor on set, fans have been wondering if the actor will be sporting the silver hairstyle from the comics. The actor revealed in a recent interview that he will be a silver-haired mutant.

"Yes. Yeah. Yeah, it's cool."

Since Quicksilver is known for his super-human speed, the character's powers provide interesting challenges for the production team. In August, director Bryan Singer released a photo from the incredibly bright set, where they were shooting Quicksilver scenes at an astonishing 3600 frames per second, as opposed to the industry standard 24 FPS. Evan Peters spoke about how difficult it was to keep his eyes open on this set.

"It was incredibly bright. A lot of the crew and Bryan, himself, got to wear sunglasses. And the actors had to keep their eyes open for a long, long time, with that bright light just blaring at you. It's like the sun. It's brighter than the sun. It's right there in your eyes. But the end result is so worth it. You just power through it. It does kind of hurt. I don't know how safe that is? Keeping your eyes open for more than 20 seconds in that light. But yeah it does hurt. It's really difficult to keep your eyes open. It's quite a big room. It's super, super, super, super slomo. You can see raindrops frozen in the air. Stuff like that. It's amazing how that camera works."

When asked if everyone else just seems slow and boring to Quicksilver, the actor had this to say.

"Yes! I read one of the comics where he says that it's like waiting at an ATM, when the people in front of you don't know how to use it. That's how his whole life is, everybody is so slow to him. And he has the ability to go so fast, he's just waiting for everybody to catch up. It's pretty cool, that character trait."

He also spoke about working with Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman.

"I worked with Michael Fassbender. And he's awesome. He's amazing to work with. I worked with him and Hugh (Jackman) and James (McAvoy). And... I won't say any more. I worked with all of them. They are awesome. Seriously, the nicest people in the world, couldn't have been more welcoming."

The film is set in the 1970s, and we already saw some of the period attire these characters wear. Evan Peters revealed what his favorite things to wear on the set were.

"The jeans. And the jacket - I had a pretty sweet jacket."

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Sources: io9

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Comments (8)

  1. Mieko_Siede

    The problem I see with this is that we'll have two interpretations of the same character within a house divided. Movie goers are going to have to determine in the end which one they appreciate more given that in one he is classified as a mutant and in the other he isn't--totally negating the true origins of the character. This is where things are about to get shifty.

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  2. CelluloidDreams

    Love him in American Horror Story!

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  3. Erikajinx

    What's weird is that both actors who are playing quicksilver are from kick ass but looking forward to both movies avengers and x-men

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  4. David garcia

    Maybe we should see Evan Peters in the avengers age of ultron.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  5. Brizzy

    Im actually more looking forward to THIS Quicksilver more than the Aaton Taylor-Johnson one, at this moment.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  6. Ken451

    Looking forward to seeing some footage man sounds like it's a bit brutal for the speedster during the filming process, but it should be totally worth giving fans an epic film.

    1 year agoby @Ken451Flag

  7. gumperman

    Awesome! I'm happy this actor is getting movie roles and in a huge summer comic book movie no less! I love him in the American Horror Story series. It will be interesting to see the two different takes on the character when this comes out Summer of 2014 & then with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who I also like, playing Quicksilver in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in Summer of 2015.

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  8. Cheetoboy

    Cool can't wait to see a trailer soon.

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