Cameron Britton had the tough task of portraying real-life serial killer Ed Kemper in David Fincher’s HINHUNTER. Check out how he nailed it in this side by side comparison video.
David Fincher’s fascinating new series on Netflix, MINDHUNTER, has been taking the Internet by storm. People have always been morbidly curious about what goes on inside the minds of serial killers and Fincher’s series attempts to explain that. MINDHUNTER follows two FBI agents, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), who are interviewing incarcerated serial killers in an attempt to understand why they do what they do with the hope of being able to profile and hopefully prevent future killers. Fincher has created something which is both captivating and repulsive.
One of the serial killers interviewed during this series, and perhaps the man who helped the FBI more than anyone else in their studies, was Ed Kemper played by Cameron Britton in the series. You can see for yourselves how brilliantly he portrayed the murderer in the comparison video below.
Trying to get into the mind frame of a serial killer must be one of the most difficult and taxing things an actor could do. That said, it’s something that a lot of actors attempt to do, probably because they are the most interesting roles to play. Just imagine how challenging it must be, yet also how fascinating.
Judging by this comparison video it certainly seems like Cameron Britton and David Fincher did their homework when it came to Kemper. Britton’s performance is spot on. His voice, his facial expression, he even nailed the way Kemper held himself. Kemper is creepy, there’s no doubt about it. How can a person who’s murdered so many young women talk about the whole process so casually?
MINDHUNTER is a terrific series, unlike anything we’ve ever seen on Netflix. There are plenty of true crime documentaries, but Fincher has added his directorial flare to the whole process and developed more of a character drama rather than a straight who-dun-it series, which is why it’s better than most shows on TV right now. I highly recommend it, if anything for Britton’s performance alone, which is certainly worth watching.
You can stream MINDHUNTER right now on Netflix. For more on everything Netflix-related, make sure to check out our articles on Marvel’s The Punisher and Star Trek: Beyond, which has been renewed for a second season.
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