Olivia Colman Not 'Very Thick-Skinned' to Deal With Online Haters

The 'Crown' actress admits she deliberately steers clear of social media because she knows she won't be able to cope with harsh criticisms on the internet.

AceShowbiz - Olivia Colman is "not brave enough" to use social media. The 50-year-old actress has made a conscious effort to ignore social media over recent years, admitting that she'd be "hurt" by critical comments.

"I'm not brave enough. I know it would hurt. I'm not very thick skinned, and so I don't want to know. I would rather pretend that no one ever sees a film that we make, actually," the Oscar-winning actress - who stars in the new mystery film "Wicked Little Letters" - told Sky News.

"We've had a lovely time. We really hope to do something to make people enjoy it. So, when people go, 'Oh, I don't like it', it does hurt, because a lot of effort goes into something. "Constructive criticism [is] fine. But [not] when someone just goes, 'I don't like it'…"

Olivia believes that online trolls after often unaware of the damage they're causing. The acclaimed actress said, "I can only assume [the people who do it] are not happy in their lives because it's a very cruel thing, maybe they don't understand the hurt they might be causing."

"When there have been people who have confronted their online trolls, and they've gone, 'Oh!' and burst into tears, and gone 'I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you'…That's fascinating that often they are people who have something that they can't deal with or can't get out."

"It's a little bit of power they have, but it's awful the effect it can have. We know that. We know people who've really been so hurt by it and done terrible things to themselves. Everyone thinks, 'Oh words can't hurt you'. But words are the worst."

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