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Evan Peters explains why playing creepy serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is his hardest role yet

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Actor Evan Peters (LEFT) has been touted for his second Emmy award for his terrifying portrayal of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (RIGHT). (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Actor Evan Peters (LEFT) has been touted for his second Emmy award for his terrifying portrayal of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (RIGHT). (PHOTO: Getty Images)

He almost quit acting two years ago because so many of the characters he played left him feeling drained and in a dark hole of depression.

But he stuck at it, and it’s a good thing too – Evan Peters is being tipped as a shoo-in for the Best Actor Emmy for his portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer in a new Netflix series and has been hailed as the finest actor ever to play the creepy serial killer.

“It was absolutely one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” he says.

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