The 27-year-old actor plays Quicksilver, a new mutant to the franchise, and shared his excitement about landing the biggest movie role of his life in the latest episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars.”
“Dude, I was pretty excited. I was jumping up and down,” Peters said of his reaction to getting the role.
And even better, he didn’t even have to audition.
“The truth is I audition all the time, constantly trying to get roles. And this one, he called and offered it to me,” Peters said. “It was kind of mind-blowing. I didn’t expect it at all. And especially not for a movie as big as ‘X-Men.'”
Watch the interview (above) to find out how he prepared to play “the spaz,” how director Bryan Singer helped him shape the character and that Carl’s Jr. commercial he starred in.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past’ hits theaters May 23.