Jen Amato of Rotten Tomatoes now has a regular guest article over on FearNet. This week she has an interview with Michael Sheen where they cover just how Michael got on Twitter and then got addicted to it.
“A week after being announced as New Moon‘s Aro, you joined Twitter, and your first post read, “Someone is pretending to be me. The f***er will rue the day…” Can you explain what that was all about?
The only reason I went on Twitter was because there was someone pretending to be me who sounded like such an idiot, so it was reflecting badly on me. My auntie, who was already on Twitter, let me know there was this person doing this, so I had to go on and say, “This is me.”
When it comes to celebrities, there are so many fake accounts that it’s hard to tell who’s real and who’s not…
I spent a couple of weeks trying to convince people that I was the real me, and it became sort of a “Twit-off” with this pretender. It was Neil Gaiman who eventually made the big difference when he announced that I was the “official” me. I always intended to end it then and not do it anymore, but I just got hooked on it.
It’s incredibly addictive, isn’t it?
It kind of is, and I also find it really useful and entertaining. To share things, to let people send me things that I’m interested in… if I’ve watched or read something that I really enjoy I’ll share it with people there. And also, if I have anything I need to find out about, I’ve got this resource of about 50,000 incredibly well-informed and interesting people to ask the question to.”