Renner, who stars on the ABC cop drama The Unusuals, played the mass murderer in the 2002 biopic Dahmer, and has had a hard time living down the role.
He says, Ive been making up for Dahmer by trying to be good guys and save people [in movies and TV]. Its nice to be playing a good guy [on The Unusuals].
Renner loves playing a good cop on the show because he had police aspirations back in his younger days.
He says, I actually wanted to be a detective when I was in college. I was a criminology major and then I stumbled upon acting. I always dreamed of being a detective, not on TV.
Though hes been living up the pseudo-cop experience, Renner deadpans that seeing crime scene photos of dead bodies for research was enjoyable.
The Unusuals premieres tonight (Apr. 8) on ABC.
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