Netflix‘s upcoming Ted Bundy flick Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has been the source of major controversy and it hasn’t even been released yet, which is saying something.
Zac Efron, who is set to bring the infamous serial killer to life, recently discussed what it was like getting into character, admitting that it was hard to shake Bundy’s persona after clocking off for the day.
“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,” Zac admitted to a group of red-carpet reporters, according to the Daily Mail.
He went on to address the backlash the film has copped as punters have slammed the filmmakers for “romanticising” the killer.
“I really wasn’t interested in playing a serial killer. I’m not in the business of glamorising 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],” Zac added.
“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.”
The mass amount of anticipation will come to a head on May 3 when the film is FINALLY unleashed on the world via Netflix.