Her character faces not only the horror of losing a child but also the continued pain of the police not being able to do anything to get justice for her murdered child."The Dating Game Killer" is the latest example of the varied career Preston has had."I went to school for acting and it was all about transforming and becoming other people. I get to experience a bunch of different lives," Preston says."I have been fortunate I have been allowed to have those roles that are diverse."Diaz, whose career has also been across the board when it comes to roles, says in the beginning he was typecast as the heavy but he was convinced even stereotypical roles would show what he's able to do.All those positive qualities and then when he would go to the dark side and kill people, I could ease into that," Diaz says."Sadly, all these victims fell for his charms."Diaz briefly considered trying to arrange a meeting with Alcala, but after some very strong advice that would not be helpful, Diaz turned to research he found online, including the actual appearance by Alcala on "The Dating Game," which he used to fill in the spaces left by the script."I finally decided not to go face-to-face with this guy to give him any kind of excitement about us making a movie about his life," Diaz says.
“I didn’t know what he looked like, I didn’t know who exactly his victims were, I didn’t know how he liked to kill; all those things, I was just intrigued by it.”, which is how his serial-killer name was derived.LOS ANGELES — The fun part of "The Dating Game" was the person trying to blindly select a potential date — from three people who could be heard and not seen — never knew who was going to come around the corner.They could be great-looking, a dud or somewhere in the middle.“My body just resisted, ‘I don’t want to go there,’ so it broke down on me.I was able to use that because I felt terrible, but at the same time, it made it more challenging stamina wise.”And Diaz felt the need to check in with his therapist from South Africa, where they filmed, for a few emergency Skype sessions before shooting started.“I was like, ‘Oh, my God, this whole situation is really freaking me out,’” he recalls.