Zac Efron gave a sneak peak into his new role as serial killer Ted Bundy back in January. But now he's finally sharing details about the film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and what he had to do to get into character.
Bundy was known for luring his victims with his good looks so Efron, who is clearly already extremely sexy, didn't really need to prepare for that part – it's portraying a criminal that he had to work on. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Efron suggested he did some method acting, but no freaky stuff.
"I didn't go full method," he said. "I didn't have to do any weird stuff to anybody to get into character." Phew!
He also said he had to cleanse himself at the end of the day when he finished filming. "I went and had some friends sage me. You know, do a little spiritual cleansing." Those are your true friends, Efron. Keep them in your life forever.
The film doesn't focus on Bundy's crimes as much as his charm, Efron added, which explains why Efron didn't have to go too deep into the role.
"It doesn't really glorify Ted Bundy," Efron said. "He wasn't a person to be glorified. It simply tells a story and sort of how the world was able to be charmed over by this guy who was notoriously evil and the vexing position that so many people were put in, the world was put in. It was fun to go and experiment in that realm of reality."
Watch the full interview here:
The movie is in post production, so expect it to come out soon.
SOURCE: Cosmopolitan US WORDS: Shannon Barbour