The trailer for the movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” which tells the story of Ted Bundy, an American serial killer who murdered over 30 women during his lifetime was greeted with huge criticisms upon its release last weekend with claims that it was romanticising the character of the dreaded killer.
Actor Zac Efron being starred as Ted Bundy didn’t sit well with a lot of people who think a full-on movie heartthrob shouldn’t be playing a serial killer.
But TMZ spoke with Kathy Kleiner Rubin a rare survivor of Bundy’s killing spree believes the charming actor is a perfect fit.
Kathy who was attacked by Bundy at Florida State University’s Chi Omega house in 1978 said she did really mind Efron’s acting as Bundy, neither is she bothered by the trailer for “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, which critics say plays more like a fast-paced action flick instead of a dark portrayal of a serial killer.
While agreeing that the movie might treat the subject matter too lightly what’s most important to Kathy is that people realize Ted’s true nature: charming and handsome on the outside, and a monster on the inside.
Kathy also hopes the movie educates people to be wary when dealing with a seemingly trustworthy face.
If ‘Extremely Wicked’ accomplishes that, Kathy says she’ll be satisfied, even if it has to come with a little Hollywood flare.