The “Austin and Ally” star plays Jeffrey Dahmer in “MY PAL Dahmer” as a high school student, a long time before he went on his murderous rampages.
“Although you know he’s going to turn into a serial killer, you can think of him as a individuals because he was previously. And really, our film occurs at the time when he’s shedding his humanity, when he’s becoming this monster. So, we’ve to start with him with his mankind,” said Lynch.
The 21-year-old actor admits he wasn’t acquainted with Dahmer, who raped, murdered, and dismembered 17 men and young boys. He died in prison in 1994.
“Once you begin reading one phrase about Jeffrey Dahmer, it usually contributes to hours of researching the things that he do because they’re amazing, like this is of the word amazing,” Lynch said.
As the new role was a radical departure for Lynch — he made a name on the music-filled funny for Disney — he knew it was important for his growth as an professional.
“It’s not as family friendly, but you know it’s interesting. I do have a whole lot of younger supporters, but you find that the majority of their parents are actually supporters, too, because they end up seeing the show and the movies, end up hearing the music in the car. So, most of the parents are evenly almost as a lot of a admirer,” Lynch said