Ross Lynch's Disney Background Actually Helped Him in Winning the Title Role in 'My Friend Dahmer'

Ross Lynch's Disney Background Actually Helped Him in Winning the Title Role in 'My Friend Dahmer'

Ross Lynch‘s brand new movie, My Friend Dahmer, is making headlines all over the world right now.

However, did you ever stop to think just how the 21-year-old actor won the part of the young serial killer? Director Marc Meyers opened up to Playlist about how Ross won the part.

“Some people think it’s a stunt — from Disney to Dahmer,” the director shared. “It really wasn’t.”

Apparently, Marc met Ross in the lobby of a New York hotel and “I just immediately felt like he had all the elements I was looking for.”

“He has enough of the likeness [of Jeffrey Dahmer] that I could pull it off, and it got even better with the glasses and the wardrobe,” Marc added. “But he’s also a dancer, singer, and performer really trained by Disney, so he’s just really versatile. He has the posture, the gait, and he really got it.”

While Disney might have hindered most in this, it actually helped Ross. After submitting an audition for the part, Marc revealed that Ross actually spent even more time studying interviews with Dahmer and another two hours in New York auditioning in character.

My Friend Dahmer, also starring Alex Wolff, is out in theaters now.

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