Zac Efron Has Said He Was Worried About ‘Glorifying Murder’ By Playing Ted Bundy

Zac Efron has opened up about his hesitation to play serial killer Ted Bundy in new Netflix movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

The 31-year-old plays the notorious woman killer from the 1980’s in the film, alongside Lily Collins, and some has said that the portrayal of Bundy as a handsome man is inappropriate to the real life cases.

Now, Zac has spoken about how he had ‘reservations’ when taking on the role.

“I had a lot of reservations about playing a killer and in this genre of film.” he said on The Graham Norton Show.

“I wasn’t interested in glorifying anything, but I was interested in the psychological aspect of whether he was capable of real love.

“I was very hesitant to do it, but I knew I could. I just didn’t want to jump at something that could be seen as a desperate shot at trying to change my image. It was a unique experience and not what anyone expects.

“It makes me proud.”

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be out on Netflix on May 3rd!

 

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