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Do you think the audience will walk away from the movie feeling like justice was served?
Some people believe being put on Death Row but not being put to death is almost a harsher sentence because you have to stay in this world and live with what you’ve done, whereas if you’re put to death, you’re being released and people might think that’s too good for him.
Ahead of the premiere of “The Dating Game Killer,” Diaz talks with about embodying the man and the monster, as well as if he feels justice was served with Alcala’s eventual sentence.
It doesn’t justify the killings — we’ve all been through horrible things with our families or just s— that we go through, and we don’t go out and kill people — he’s still a very disturbed person.As Huck in ABC’s “Scandal,” Guillermo Diaz is accustomed to playing a dark figure who does morally questionable things.But his new role as convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala in Investigation Discovery’s (ID) first scripted true crime project, “The Dating Game Killer,” takes things to a whole other level.At first I asked the producers if I could meet Rodney himself.He’s still alive, on Death Row, and I thought about meeting him, but they advised me against it, and then I agreed with them.