Ross Lynch Wanted His Fans To Be 'Shocked' By 'My Friend Dahmer' Role

Ross Lynch Wanted His Fans To Be 'Shocked' By 'My Friend Dahmer' Role

We probably won’t see Ross Lynch in any roles like Austin Moon anytime soon, or ever again, actually.

Speaking with W Magazine, the actor/musician opened up about his reasoning for signing on for his newest role in My Friend Dahmer — and it’s exactly what you think.

“I liked the fact that people were going to be shocked by it,” Ross shared. “If you would have told me five years ago that I would be playing a serial killer right now, I’d be like, No way in h***.”

While he didn’t handpick the role for himself, portraying a young Jeffrey Dahmer was “intentional.”

He adds that he still sympathizes with the serial killer, who died before he was born.

“Oh, definitely,” Ross adds. “You’ve got to empathize with every character you play. But when I first read the script, what shocked me the most is that by the end of it, I was sad, really, for all parties.”

My Friend Dahmer is now showing in limited theaters across the country.

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Photos: Ryker Allen for W Magazine
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