Emmy Quickie: How ‘American Horror Story’ Star Evan Peters Was Saved by a Dictionary (Exclusive Video)

Actor had to pronounce “the most amazing words that I had never heard before”

“American Horror Story: Hotel” star Evan Peters revealed that he had to use a dictionary, as well as a dialect coach, to properly learn his lines for his character James March.

“I loved Mr. March’s dialogue,” Peters said during an interview with TheWrap. His lines, he said, were “the most amazing words that I had never heard before. I was using my dictionary a lot and trying to figure out how to pronounce them. Once I did, I loved them.”

Peters’ favorite line of the entire fifth season of the FX anthology series? “Felicitations to the happy couple!”

The actor plays James March, a sadistic serial killer who owns the Hotel Cortez.

“It’s sort of like a family on set, really,” he added. “We’re all sort of working together to make these really dark and insane scenes come to life.”

“It’s pretty intense, [there’s] a lot of downtime to get into character and learn your lines and chat,” he continued. “But from action to cut, it’s pretty intense, everyone takes it very seriously. It’s a great atmosphere to work in.”

And off of the set, Peters has plenty of amusing interactions with fans.

“They’re just like … ‘Did anyone ever tell you you look like that guy from ‘Horror Story?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I get that a lot!’ And then they’re like, ‘Oh okay cool, are you that guy?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah I’m that guy.’ And they’re like, ‘No way, let me see some I.D.'”

But the fans “are the reason we get all bloody and crazy, they just love it.”

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