Zac Efron admits he had a tough time separating himself from playing Ted Bundy @ the London premiere

Zac Efron made a candid and chilling confession on the red carpet of the London premiere of his Ted Bundy film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: He had trouble letting go of the serial killer when he stopped working. According to Daily Mail, he told red carpet reporters, "I’ve never played a role in which I really have to separate myself from when I go home at night and it was almost impossible. I’d like to say that I did it successfully but I couldn’t."

Efron admitted that playing Bundy, a man who murdered over 30 women, wasn't the role he ever imagined himself taking. "I really wasn’t interested in playing a serial killer, I’m not in the business of glamorizing a horrendous person or his acts, but there is something unique about the way we went into the psyche of Ted, and his longtime girlfriend Liz [played by Lily Collins]," Efron said. "It’s a different perspective and not your run-of-the-mill serial killer cliché, body count gets higher and higher and oh the guy you always knew did it, did it. This is what it was like to be there on the day, we didn’t know if he was innocent or guilty, we just saw Ted Bundy through their eyes."

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile comes out on Netflix on May 3. - Alyssa Bailey


Zac Efron looks identical to Ted Bundy, so creepy, he fits the role perfectly, but I have to admit this is disturbing because I feel like we are glorifying a horrible human who's biggest dream was to have everyone know his name and we have all fallen guilty to being curious about a man who was able to break apart a human being physically and murder over 30 woman and now the parade is continuing after he's gone. He's dream came true and we helped him. I don't know how I feel about going to see this movie. The series on Netflix was enough for me.

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