Lengthy earlier than they filmed their Ted Bundy flick Extraordinarily Depraved, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, Efron and the 31-year-old Brit loved a largely unconfirmed romance, noticed on a sequence of dates in 2012 and 2013 together with an outing to Disneyland that noticed the pair strolling hand-in-hand. (As one does within the happiest place on earth.) Although the chemistry in the end fizzled, their friendship remained, fortunately making it not awkward in any respect for them to play at being lovers within the Netflix biopic.
“I used to do reporting for Nickelodeon, so I actually interviewed him at an orange carpet occasion years in the past,” Collins instructed E! Information of filming alongside Efron. “We have been buddies ever since, so we lastly started working collectively.”
In actual fact, Efron credit the actress, who stars as Bundy’s longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, with boosting his portrayal of the psychopathic serial killer. “I bear in mind just a few days into filming, I simply got here to work to observe on set as a result of [Lily] was having scenes with Haley Joel Osment, and I used to be watching her efficiency and I used to be blown away,” Efron recalled to E! News. “She was bringing it, and this was, like, the fourth of fifth day of filming. I used to be like, I really want to step up my recreation. Lily is killing it.”