When one thinks of Zac Effron the term ‘serial killer’ will definitely not spring to mind, but when you see recent pictures of Zac as Ted Bundy, it becomes clear why he was chosen for the role.
The former Baywatch and High School Musical star is synonymous with musicals and comedy related movies. But after seeing the picture out of his new upcoming film portraying Ted Bundy, you may never look at Zac Effron the same way again.
In the new movie, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,’ he plays the role of the American serial killer from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, portrayed by Lily Collins.
The picture seems to be of Ted Bundy in a courtroom with the caption, “Ready for Sundance!” The movie is set to premiere at the film festival in January 2019.
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The infamous Ted Bundy was an American serial killer who murdered at least 30 women between 1973 and 1978. He got sentenced to death and got executed in the electric chair in the state of Florida in 1989.
But like many actors, Zac started young. After his father advised him to take on acting projects, Zac got his first acting jobs when he was 11 years old on shows like ‘Firefly,’ ‘The Guardian’ and ‘ER.’
In his Disney days, Zac even got noticed by Simon Cowell, who offered him a record deal. But he declined because he wanted to focus on his acting. He got his first breakthrough when he clinched the role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical.
This anime-loving nerd also had his lows, as Zac reportedly spent half of 2013 in a rehabilitation facility when his party habits began affecting his work. He may not have a college education to fall back on, but acting is his passion, and he plans on doing it for a long time to come.
The time leading up to his recovery in rehab earned Zac a spot on Disney Channels list of most embarrassing young stars. Pressures from Hollywood became too much for Zac, and he started abusing alcohol and other substances to cope with life in the spotlight.
During the filming of the comedy ‘Neighbors’ in 2013, he didn’t show up for filming on numerous occasions. He hit bottom and sought treatment, and now back on track, he is surging full steam ahead, like Ted Bundy no less.