Zac Efron goes into details of his intense and close-to-real Ted Bundy transformation

From playing light-hearted and fun roles in 17 Again and High School Musical, to playing the character of Ted Bundy, Zac Efron has come a long way.

High School Musical actor, Zac Efron, seems to have come a long way from his singing days to playing a world-famous cold-blooded serial killer, Ted Bundy. Efron plays Bundy's role in a movie titled 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' and has decided to reveal a few details of his intense character switch. 

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As reported by ET! Online, "It's very interesting. I think the movie itself is really deep. It doesn't really glorify Ted Bundy. 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," said Efron. 

Zac shared a picture of him as the killer in January. It is believed that taking on such intense and scary roles can take a toll on the actor's well-being but Efron says that he was able to separate from his role. He said, "he left it in Kentucky" where he shot the movie. 

"I didn't take it home. I didn't go full method and I didn't have to like do any weird stuff to anybody to get into character. It's a different type of film." 

Zac also spoke about his wild hairdo for another movie he shot, 'The Beach Bum'  which also starred Mathew McConaughey. "That wasn't a wig that was my real hair. They just bleached it like all down the sides and I've never seen a haircut like this. I got to meet up with Matthew McConaughey and do a couple days on Beach Bum."

"It's gonna be awesome. It was one of the most fun sets I've ever been on. I'm so excited for that movie overall and for Matthew. We go way back [since like the movie] Paperboy. I looked up to that guy my entire life, basically."

"When I smell something delicious it could be from a hug of an old friend I haven't seen in a long time and I just smell their hair and I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, it's you.' It's a connection. Or it's my grandparents' house. I used to love going and stealing my grandpa's old, cool Nike retro sneakers. They were always a little too big but I would take them and I would run around like I was my grandpa because they looked super dope."

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