Is Evan Peters Leaving ‘American Horror Story’?
It may be the end of an era for American Horror Story fans.
In an interview with GQ published on Monday (July 23), Evan Peters hinted that he may be ready to leave the show, explaining he "actually hate[s]" the dark, intensive roles shows like AHS have demanded of him.
"I'm goofy, I'm silly, I like to have fun. I don't like to yell and scream," he said. "I think it's disgusting and really awful, and it's been a challenge for me."
Ultimately, he continued, it's begun to affect his mental health.
"it's been all a massive stretch for me and really difficult to do. 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, who's been one of AHS' regular stars since Season 1, stopped short of saying he was officially leaving the series, but seemed to heavily imply it.
"I'm not doing it anymore," he said when asked about the grim characters he tends to be cast as. "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!"
It's difficult to imagine AHS without Peters, but for the time being, at least, viewers won't have to: He's confirmed to appear in the show's upcoming eighth season, a Coven/Murder House crossover titled Apocalypse and slated to premiere Sept. 12.