In Extremely Wicked, Collins plays Liz Kendall (Elizabeth Kloepfer) the narrator of the story and her performance is eerily brilliant. To say Kendall is haunted by her own guilt is an understatement.
In an interview with The Guardian, Collins revealed that the project got so heavy that she started waking up at 3:05 A.M. every night during pre-production. After doing some research, she came to believe that her wake-up calls were the result of the ghosts of Bundy’s many victims visiting her at night, and trying to make contact.
“I started being woken up by flashes of images, like the aftermath of a struggle,” she said. “I discovered that 3 A.M. is the time when the veil between the realms is the thinnest and one can be visited.”
The British born actress added, “I didn’t feel scared—I felt supported,” she told The Guardian. “I felt like people were saying: ‘We’re here listening. We’re here to support. Thank you for telling the story.’”
Extremely Wicked debuted to mixed reviews. On one hand, there’s the issue that these depictions are romanticising someone who was convicted of raping and murdering over thirty women in the 1970s. Then again, just because Tend Bundy was good looking and charismatic, why can't we accept that he was also a vile human being?
Efron, whose performance has been dubbed a “triumph” told Variety: “I feel a responsibility to make sure that this movie is not a celebration of Ted Bundy,”
“Or a glorification of him. But, definitely, a psychological study of who this person was. In that, there’s honesty.”
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This article originally appeared on maireclaire.com.au.