Black Mirror Star Quits Twitter After Bandersnatch Backlash

Per Looper:

British actor Will Poulter has announced that he’s leaving Twitter following his appearance in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the interactive event film that premiered on Netflix at the end of December 2018. The 25-year-old star, who portrayed the platinum-haired video game designer Colin in the movie, posted a heartfelt message to his Twitter page on Wednesday, January 2, explaining that he wants to focus his attention on bettering his mental health.

In Bandersnatch, viewers make decisions for the main character, the young programmer Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead) who is adapting a fantasy choose-your-own-adventure novel into a video game in 1984. Other characters include Mohan Thakur (Asim Chaudhry) and Colin Ritman (Will Poulter), both of whom work at a video game company, Butler’s father, Peter (Craig Parkinson) and Butler’s therapist, Dr. Haynes (Alice Lowe). The film is based on a planned Imagine Software video game of the same name which went unreleased after the company filed for bankruptcy. It also alludes to Lewis Carroll‘s own works that feature the bandersnatch creature. A piece of science fiction and horror, Bandersnatch incorporates meta-commentary and rumination on free will.