How Raymond Cruz Prepared For His Role As Kidnapper Ariel Castro In TV Movie About Cleveland Abductions (VIDEO)

04/22/2015 11:25 am ET | Updated Apr 22, 2015

Michelle Knight will never again have to face Ariel Castro, the monster who raped, tortured and held her and two other women hostage for more than 10 years, because he hung himself in his prison cell one month into his life sentence. But how did she feel about seeing Raymond Cruz portray Castro in the upcoming Lifetime movie, Cleveland Abduction?

Watch the video above as Michelle reveals what it was like watching Cruz on screen, and Cruz opens up about why he took the role and how he prepared for the challenge.

Cleveland Abduction airs May 2 on Lifetime,

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