spoilers follow game of Thrones,
As the antagonist of Arya Stark in the show’s fifth and sixth seasons, the Waif was far from a beloved character in a show full of fan favorites.
And it seems like actor Faye Marcey, who portrayed the character and also starred in the recent internal management andReceived Very Even blowback from the fans.
In an interview with The Independent, Faye revealed that the backlash was so intense that she had to quit social media.
“Afterwards the throne came out, there was quite an intense reaction at one point,” she recalled, “just because of the character I played.”
According to Faye, game of Thrones fans “hate” her character “because [costar Maisie Williams’s] character was, like, the One – And there I am hitting him with a stick.”
The decision to “take a step back” from social media caused all the heat. “Social media can be a cruel tool, and we all know it,” she said. “Look at the mental health crisis young people are going through right now – it’s not just because of the pandemic, or teen angst!”
I mean, he has a point. Plus, if you don’t like a character on a TV show, for the love of all holy things, let alone the actor who plays them! You all know that TV is not reality, right…?
Read full interview here.