Evan Peters was originally going to star in the second season of White Lotus as a main character, but had to leave the critically acclaimed limited series.
The 36-year-old Golden Globe-winning star, who has garnered acclaim for his portrayal of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, could have starred in another monster hit, but was unable to participate due to timing .
Peters was due to play the role of Ethan Spiller, played by Will Sharpe, on the series, but scheduling conflicts meant he had to pull out.
White Lotus executive producer David Bernad said in a Deadline event in Germany: “That role (Ethan Spiller) was the last role we cast in the season, and it was originally supposed to be Evan Peters, but for some reason (scheduling or timing) it didn’t work out.”
Speaking about the process of casting English actor Sharpe, 36, David added: “We were really trying to figure out how to cast that role so it didn’t feel like a family casting call.”
Oh wow: Evan Peters was originally going to star in the second season of White Lotus as a main character, but he had to step out of the critically acclaimed limited series.
Acclaimed: Jennifer Coolidge starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series (Pictured as Tanya with Tom Hollander as Quentin)
“We were in Rome auditioning Italian actors, and I was googling at 4am and I came across Will Sharpe at Giri/Haji, which is a brilliant show in the UK. He had never seen him before and he was incredibly talented. I looked at his other work and realized that he was some kind of chameleon.
The White Lotus season 1 was set at a fictional Hawaiian resort, following the staff and guests during a week-long stay.
The second season moved to a different White Lotus resort in Sicily, with Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McQuoid and her husband, Jon Gries’ Greg Hunt, the only characters returning this season.
Like the first season, the opening moments of the season 2 premiere begin with a flash-forward, teasing a dead body, and the rest of the season shows the week leading up to the death, with the finale revealing the victim.
Peters picked up the Best Actor Golden Globe for his chilling portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer at the ceremony last month, declaring he hoped “something good could come out of the role.”
The actor who wowed fans with his creepy portrayal of Dahmer took home the award in the Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Movie category for Ryan Murphy’s controversial drama Dahmer.
The victory comes amid fierce backlash from the families of Dahmer’s victims, who say they were not consulted before production began on the show.
The star beat out actors Taron Egerton in Blackbird, Colin Firth in The Staircase, Sebastian Stan in Pam & Tommy and Andrew Garfield in Under the Banner of Heaven.
Role: Peters was scheduled to play the role of Ethan Spiller, played by Will Sharpe (center), on the series, but scheduling conflicts meant he had to pull out.
In her acceptance speech, she said: “Thank you to the HFPA, thank you to Netflix and to Mr. Ryan Murphy for allowing me to be a part of your brilliant vision again…and to the entire post-production team for showing me how they work their brilliant magic. I want to thank this amazing cast, crew and directors.
‘It was a colossal team effort. They all gave it their all and I wouldn’t be here without them. I want to thank my family, friends and loved ones who carried me to the finish line.
“And last but most importantly, I want to thank everyone who watched the show, it was hard to make, hard to watch, but I sincerely hope something good came of it.”
Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer raped, murdered, and cannibalized 17 young men in Wisconsin and Ohio. He was convicted in 1992 and murdered in prison two years later, at the age of 34.
Showrunner Murphy claimed he contacted 20 of the victims’ family and friends before making the new Netflix show about Jeffrey Dahmer, but “not a single person responded,” weeks after Isbell criticized the series for “making money.” with its tragedy. without permission.
Netflix sensation: The actor stunned fans with his haunting portrayal of Dahmer, taking home the award in the Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie category at the Golden Globes.
We researched for a long time,” he said while speaking about the program at an event in September.
“We, over the course of the three and a half years that we were writing, working on it, reached out to about 20 of the families and friends of the victims trying to get information, trying to talk to people, and not even only one person responded to us in that process.
‘So we put a lot of trust in our amazing group of researchers who… I don’t even know how they found a lot of these things.
“But it was like a night and day effort for us to try to find out the truth from these people.”