Why are people so stupid?, isn't the whole point of an actor to you know.... act a part??, it's just a play, it's not fucking real, the actor's job is to do exactly what the director tells them to do. If someone wants to be annoyed at somebody for a character being in a film then be mad at the director or person who created that character, but even then sending death threats to someone over a fictional character from a piece of children's fictional entertainment is quite retarded. Nobody's lives should be made difficult to live because of a part in a film, nor should their career be damaged because of it, it's a job and a bloody good one too, almost any actor in the world would have loved to have taken that opportunity to play a character in a new Star Wars film.
I think I also remember things like this happening to actors who played the parts as a murderer in programs such as Coronation Street many years back, where they'd actually be approached on a daily basis in the street by complete fucking morons and spat on and have insults thrown at them, whilst just getting on with their separate private lives, just because they played the part of a baddie who they hated watching.
And we're talking about middle aged adults here, not 6 or 7 year olds, it's a very sad world we live in.
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