No one loves true crime as much as Bill Hader.
The Emmy-winning funnyman is always talking about his true crime obsession, which includes watching hours of “Snapped” and “Forensic Files”.
“I will go to sleep to ‘Forensic Files’. I’m also single, by the way,” he joked on “The Late Late Show” in 2018.
An avid reader, Hader once shared his book list with the New York Times, and, you guessed, it, there’s lots of true crime books to be found.
The "SNL" alum parlayed his legendary love of “Dateline” into impressions of the series' host Lester Holt and long-time correspondents Josh Mankiewicz, Dennis Murphy, and his personal favourite, Keith Morrison. His fanboy moment came full circle when he was invited to the “Dateline” production office where he was surprised with a visit from Morrison in 2019. Giggling nervously while talking to his idol and calling it “the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me”, Hader even got to film a promo for an episode with Morrison.
Juliette Lewis is translating her real-life love of true crime onto the small screen in her role on “Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones”. During the series’ casting stage, Lewis revealed she was already well-prepared to take on the role of a telemarketer who is also an “armchair detective” who likes digging into crime stories. Sounds like the perfect match for someone who has watched nearly every episode of “Forensic Files”.
“When I had a meeting for this job, I was like, ‘oh you mean the 200 hours of ‘Forensic Files’ that I’ve watched has prepared me for this role?’” she joked on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”.
"A Simple Favor" star Anna Kendrick is a fan of true crime documentaries and podcasts.
"#TheJinx had the kind of unbelievably satisfying ending we all wanted from Serial," she tweeted, referencing the 2015 series about the eccentric real estate heir Robert Durst whose on-camera admission of guilt led to his arrest for first-degree murder the day before the show's finale aired.
The actress has watched so many crime shows, she only has one ask in the unlikely event she gets murdered: "If I’m ever murdered, please make as many cheese 're-enactment' shows about it as possible".
True crime is an escape for Lady Gaga, counting “Snapped” among her favourites.
“I watch a ton of ‘Dateline’ and ‘Snapped’, she told Jimmy Fallon. Gaga even debuted her music video for "G.U.Y." on an episode of “Dateline” back in 2014.
The singer further explained her love of true crime on Twitter: "Was asked last night about my obsession with crime documentaries and ‘Snapped’. It relaxes me. I'm crazy, but I'm not as crazy as those chicks."
The “American Horror Story: Hotel” star will get to live out her true crime fantasies for her next role in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film about the murder of the grandson of fashion house founder Guccio Gucci. She’ll play Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife and convicted murderer of Maurizio Gucci.
Twitter queen Chrissy Teigen devours true crime content, even crowdsourcing for new crime-based podcasts online after finishing “Serial” and “Sword And Scale”. She’s also a fan of Netflix’s “Making A Murderer” and admitted to watching “Abducted In Plain Sight” three times.
Teigen is thirsty for murder-based content, once tweeting that “true crime docs are not keeping up with my personal demand”.
The model loves true crime so much, she pursued it as an education. “I studied criminal psychology in school, so one day I hope I can use my studies to be on ‘Law & Order: SVU’,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
Hadid has also tweeted about Netflix’s “Making A Murderer”, which looks at the murder conviction of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. "Haven't finished yet but #MaM is blowing my mind. I'm so heartbroken and confused ?!!!!?!?!" she tweeted.
True crime hits close to home for Kim Kardashian, whose father, the late Robert Kardashian, was O.J. Simpson’s defence attorney and friend during his 1995 murder trial.
“I’ve always been into the most morbid things. I was really nosey when my dad was working on the O.J. Simpson trial, and I would look through all his stuff, and I just wish I was in that field. It’s the only type of TV I really like to watch,” she told Vanity Fair. She later shared her thoughts on watching the CBS’ special, “ The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey”.
“This documentary is fascinating!” she tweeted. “I hope this documentary gets this cold case solved or even reopened. I pray JonBenét gets justice.” She took her interest in "Making A Murderer"'s Brendan Dassey one step further by retweeting his letter asking for a pardon to her 63 million followers and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.
Kardashian also has admitted she’d love to have been a forensic investigator if she weren’t famous.
“Katy Keene” star Lucy Hale is also big on true crime. Admitting she falls for “anything true crime-related” in an interview about how she does self-care.
"I love 'Handmaid’s Tale'. Anything true-crime related. I just finished 'Evil Genius' on Netflix, and that was pretty incredible. I highly recommend it,” she revealed during an interview.
The “Pretty Little Liars” alum will be overjoyed to hear about new episodes of “Forensic Files” after she tweeted about "That sad moment when you've seen every episode of 'Forensic Files'.”
Mindy Kaling sees her true crime obsession as something she has in common with other show writers like Bill Hader. “I love true crime—I think a lot of writers are into the specificity of the details of grisly crimes. It’s so different from the world I know, which is a very comfortable, safe writers' room,” she told Rolling Stone.
But it’s not just TV shows Kaling loves – she also enjoys reading about grisly murders. “I love reading about true crime. There must be some connection between women in comedy and true crime. For me, it’s a little narcissistic. All I do is work, so I have this narcissistic idea that somebody is thinking about me and wants to kill me.”
The "Mindy Project” star has learned so much from her true crime bingeing she’s totally prepared. “If I ever meet a murderer hiding in my house, I can say truthfully: ‘I've been expecting you.’ That will scare the hell out of him, I bet.”
“Sorry Not Sorry” singer Demi Lovato is definitely not sorry for loving true crime.
Appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", the singer revealed her favourite show is "Dateline" because she loves crime investigation series.
Explaining that she's seen almost every episode, she told "Dateline" superfan Fallon that she has "really intense investigation dreams" after watching.
She once tweeted, “’Forensic Files’ is my boyfriend.”
Former “Shameless” star and husband “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail were totally drawn into “Making A Murderer”. "Can't move from the couch. @samesmail and I have been pulled into the deep dark wormhole that is @MakingAMurderer on @netflix," she tweeted.