However, Kathy Kleiner Rubin, a real-life survivor of a Ted Bundy attack, believes Efron is the perfect embodiment of Bundy for the film.
In an interview, Kleiner Rubin explained that not everyone is as they seem and that's kind of the point. "I don’t have a problem with people looking at it, as long as they understand that what they’re watching wasn’t a normal person," she said.
She said it's important to show him as he really was: a seemingly normal, good-looking man on the outside and a monster on the inside.
"I believe that in order to show him exactly the way it 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 who they saw. That's who Bundy wanted you to see," Kleiner Rubin elaborated.