'Meet Ted!': Zac Efron Is Barely Recognizable As He Prepares For His Role Of Serial Killer In New Film

Date January 19, 2018

He has certainly come a long way from his 'High School Musical' days, and today, Zac Efron is showing us many facets of his acting skills.


Who would have thought that underneath the handsome and nice exterior is a man capable of playing the role of one of the most vicious serial killers of all time?

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Zac Efron as Ted Bundy

Filming for 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' began on Thursday, and 30-year-old actor shared a behind-the-scenes shot with his social media followers. The black and white photo showed the star posing for Bundy's mug shot. Efron simply captioned the snap:

Meet Ted. #BehindTheScenes.

Meet Ted. #behindthescenes ????

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The movie narrates Bundy's crimes from the perspective of longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. For a very long time, she refused to believe he was responsible for the killings; however, she was the one who ended up turning him in when she came to accept the truth.

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28-year-old Lily Collin will be playing the part of Elizabeth.

Meet Liz...

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He's certainly no longer in high school

Once upon a time, Efron was the cute teenage kid that captured our hearts when he played the basketball-loving singer in the 'High School Musical' franchise. The first movie, released in 2006, was the actor's breakout role.

Since then, he has been able to move on and develop as an actor, starring in such movies as Hairspray, The Disaster Artist, and more recently, The Greatest Showman.

Zac Efron as Phillip Carlyle in 'The Greatest Showman'

In the musical drama, which was released in 2017, Efron played the role of P.T Barnum's (Hugh Jackman) playwright who would later become his partner. His character was loosely based on James Anthony Bailey.

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The movie was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards of which it won the award for 'Best Original Song - Motion Picture'.

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Fans cannot wait to see Efron as his most recent character. Based on the storyline, we imagine that this will be one of the most intense roles that Efron has ever played. And we wish him luck.

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