Not able to cope: THIS is why Olivia Coleman has shunned social media

Even though she is an award-winning actor, Olivia Coleman gets affected by social media trolls just like the rest of us.

Which is why she chooses to stay away from the Internet at all costs..and we can't say we blame her.

The BAFTA-winner has revealed that she isn't ''thick-skinned'' enough for the mean remarks that social media can be the source of.


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Speaking on David Tennant’s podcast, Olivia said, ''I'm not on social media because I don't think I'm very thick skinned. People forget: they can put something into their phone about someone they've never met and it sends and they have no repercussions, no reason to think that they've hurt anyone.''

She continued, ''On occasion, I've read something I shouldn't have done and I'll stay awake, cry and go into a depression. In the grand scheme of things, it probably [wasn't even] that mean, but I am not able to cope with it."

The 45-year-old went on to say that she couldn't understand why trolls even exist in the first place.


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She said, ''I don't know if they think you have no feeling, no nerve endings, you're not a real person - I don't know what they think," she said. "I'm fortunate that it doesn't happen very often, but for some people, I don't know how they cope. I don't know why anyone would want to put themselves out there like that. I just find it distasteful."

However, Oliva is busy enough with her high-flying career.

She is set to receive the prestigious BFI Fellowship - something she cannot believe.

She told Variety, '' I’m absolutely over the moon. The BFI is a wonderful organisation, and that I will soon be in a fellowship with so many of my heroes is an honour that is hard to compute.”

She is also in the running for Best Actress at this year’s Oscars for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite, so we think that social media trolls will be far from her mind, as they should be. 



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