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29th Jan 2019

A Ted Bundy survivor has some serious thoughts on Zac Efron playing him

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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She has a point.

By now, we’ve probably all seen Zac Efron’s transformation into Ted Bundy.

In the upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Efron will play one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

And to be fair, a lot of people have accused the movie of somewhat glamourising what was a string of hideous tragedies.

Now, a woman that survived a Ted Bundy attack has spoken out about the idea of a heartthrob playing her attacker.

Kathy Kleiner Rubin was attacked by Ted Bundy in her sorority at Florida State University in 1978.

So, how does Rubin feel about Zac’s portrayal of the man who tried to kill her? Surprisingly at peace.

She told TMZ:

“I don’t have a problem with people looking at it, and as long as they understand that what they’re watching wasn’t a normal person.”

“I believe that in order to show him exactly the way he was, it’s not really glorifying him, but it’s showing him, and when they do say positive and wonderful things about him… that’s what they saw, that’s what Bundy wanted you to see.”

She added:

“The movie does glorify it more than I think it should be. But like I said I think everyone should see it and understand him as what he was even when he was the perfect son.”

“I think hopefully it will make women more aware of their surroundings and be cautious. He had different tactics that he used for people to help him get in cars or do things, and in your gut, if you just feel that something doesn’t feel right, just say no.”