But having that information about his family, which we touch on in the film, that helped me stay grounded.Did you talk to Rodney or his family or victims’ families to understand him further?
“Of course they’ve both killed people, but Huck is a more socially awkward type of guy who regrets the things he’s done,” Diaz tells “Rodney Alcala has an almost genius IQ and is super charming and was always super upbeat and happy.
Women and children were drawn to him, and that’s how he lured people into his world and was able to do all of these horrific things.
He had a very codependent, dysfunctional relationship with his mother, and it’s known he had a very dysfunctional relationship with his father, who abused him verbally and physically, so that kind of helped me get into his skin. He’s a monster, as well, but he is also a person that was hurt by someone else.
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.