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Zac Efron As The Super Suave Ted Bundy Is Killing It

The Greatest Showman actor, Zac Efron doesn’t shy away from donning new looks. His clean-cut look was appreciated by fans who accepted him as easily when he rocked his moustache. His new look is a departure from his previous looks though. This time around, the man has something different and amazing to flaunt – his platinum blonde hair. Yes, he showed up in his new look at the Sundance Film Festival, and fans haven’t stopped talking about it since.

The occasion

Zac Efron was at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah for the premiere of the biopic Extremely Wicked, Shocking and Vile. He stars as notorious American killer Ted Bundy, who had raped and murdered at least 30 women in the ’70s. The story is told through the eyes of Elizabeth Kloepfer – his long-time girlfriend, played by Collins.

Ted Bundy Movie Trailer: YouTube

Fans might remember that when the trailer of the movie was released not too long ago, there was a scene where you could see Efron taking off his shirt revealing his ahem ahem, oh-so-sculpted body. Concern was expressed about the casting, and whether such a ‘ripped’ and ‘attractive’ look would glorify the serial killer that Bundy was.


The truth is, despite his heinous crimes, Bundy was considered charismatic and a man with good looks. Well this might well be the reason why his victims used to easily go along with his requests that eventually led to their deaths.

Zac’s loving it

The actor told E! News, “The most exciting thing for me was being able to sort of lend that Ted Bundy charisma to the part. I hope that’s what comes across the most.” He added:

People that watched the trial, that were with him in prison, on his defense team, anybody who knew him growing up, they never had bad things to say about the guy. Not a single person. And all the way to the very end of his trial when he was finally found guilty, a lot of people still didn’t believe it…it’s kinda crazy.

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Fans are quite impressed with the actor’s experiments with his looks. When asked about his newly dyed hair Efron had apparently said, “It’s just for life, bro.” Those who closely follow the actor on Instagram would know that he did give us a glimpse of his blonde hair in one of his recent posts. Hidden behind the perfectly placed beanie, it perhaps went unnoticed.

Hair-raising questions

Social media users did express grave concern; the reactions however were mixed.

As expected, fans can’t stop raving about his new look. While one user tweeted, “Zac Efron with blonde hair is a blessing.”

Courtesy: Twitter/iLovedamie
Courtesy: Twitter/iLovedamie

Another wrote, “Sooo can we talk about Zac Efron’s new hair?” Fans are rooting for the new look and how. One went on to say, “Zac Efron bleached his hair and I’m 100% here for it.” As Elle rightly points out, this is not the first time that the actor has surprised us with his looks.

He has made lighter hair shades look good and had added blonde highlights to his natural browns while he was filming Baywatch. He had gone a step further to dye his ends platinum before returning to his brown roots. What followed next was his full beard look, which we must agree added to his boyish charm.

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The 31-year-old actor continues to wow us with his looks and acting prowess. While we do expect the movie to enjoy a good run and reviews, we are sure Efron will have something up his sleeve to surprise us again. What next, we wonder.