With only two more days until the movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile begins streaming on May 3rd, the publicity cycle for the upcoming Ted Bundy biopic is in full force and its star, Zac Efron, took a moment on Jimmy Kimmel Live to commend Metallica frontman James Hetfield on his performance. The film marks the thrash OG's acting debut.
Kimmel brings up Hetfield, asking Efron, "Has he acted in anything before?" The actor responds that he's unsure, but then repeats the Metallica singer's name and begins to clap in admiration.
"He comes on the set, and it's one of more pivotal moments," Efron describes of the heavy-metal icon's work on set. "It's the moment that Ted actually got caught for the first time ... he ran a stop sign, and James Hetfield plays the policeman that picks him up. James Hetfield – to his credit – he came in and absolutely nailed the part."
Efron goes on to explain that he'd planned to "give him a tip or something," but the rocker didn't need or ask for advice from anyone. "James Hetfield is the shit," Efron exclaims before he and Kimmel get into a conversation about being pulled over by the Metallica frontman, and how, for many fans, that situation would be a dream come true.
Check out a trailer for the coming film below; you can watch Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile in full when it premieres this Friday on Netflix.