Evan Peters and Emma Roberts
Pacific Coast News
03/29/2014 at 04:00 PM EDT
When it comes to working with fiancée Emma Roberts
, Evan Peters
is a big fan.
The couple, who costar on American Horror Story: Coven
stepped out for Paley Fest on Friday where Peters told PEOPLE about the perks of working with his bride-to-be on the series, which was shot in New Orleans.
"It's really amazing. You're at set and you're in a city that you don't really know that well," he said. "It's nice to have your best friend there to go to dinner with and check out the city."
The recently engaged couple
sparked headlines last July when Roberts, 23, was reportedly arrested
after attacking Peters, 27, in a Montreal hotel.
After the incident, reps for the couple issued a statement to PEOPLE: "It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it."
While the pair has had a bit of a rocky past, it seems like they are back on track.
"On set if you're having a bad day or whatever, you can go to somebody and talk to her and she's right there," says Peters. "You don't have to wait until you're done working, so it was nice."
Reporting by SCOTT HUVER