‘Scream Queens’
Abigail Breslin Has Online Haters

“On Twitter, people feel so easily anonymous when they really are not"


Abigail Breslin stars in 'Scream Queens' on Fox
Little Miss Sunshine is getting a taste of her own medicine.

Abigail Breslin  The bottle-blonde, boyfriend-bashing star of Fox’s horror-comedy SCREAM QUEENS  says she has recently been the victim of online bullies. 

“On Twitter, people feel so easily anonymous when they really are not,” she tells TheTVPage.com.“They feel like they can say things whenever they want.  They will say things like ‘Oh, you were seen out with this boy.  I hope you get hit by a car and die!’”Ouch!“It’s like, ‘Whoa! We need to all calm down,” she says.“Why are we arguing about some guy that you don’t even know and that I just hung out with one time?  We shouldn’t be fighting over that stuff.  We should be encouraging each other.”

Not that Breslin, 19, will be winning any awards for social media etiquette.

Last winter she put ex-beau Michael Clifford [5 Seconds of Summer] on full blast in a brutal no holds-barred music video called “You Suck.”

The former child star also angered the Internet gods by appearing to call Taylor Swift an “emotionally unstable cat lady.”

[Breslin later backpedaled saying the comments were a joke about herself.]

Still, the longtime rom com and indie film darling seems to be embracing her new edgier, more confident attitude like a badge of honor.

At her first meeting with SCREAM QUEENS creator Ryan Murphy, Breslin let her desires immediately be known:  “I was like, ‘I want to play a mean girl!’”

Abigail Breslin in 'Little Miss Sunshine'

Abigail Breslin was nominated for an Academy Award for her appearance in ‘Little Miss Sunshine’

She was promptly cast as Chanel #5 — the best friend and loyal henchwoman to Kappa Kappa Tau sorority president Chanel (Emma Roberts).“Chanel #5 is really kind of anxious and hyper and neurotic and OCD,” the actress says.“Always kind of hanging on by a thread.  Always wanting to be Chanel’s top dog while also having this weird disdain for her and hating her.  And wanting to be at the top more than her.”In SCREAM QUEENS Breslin bears almost no resemblance to the awkward-looking 11 year-old who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007.“It’s nice to be under the radar a little, I guess,” she laughs.

“I am always shocked when people recognize me from movies when I was little.”

“One time someone asked me if I was Hannah Montana.”

SCREAM QUEENS premieres September 22 on Fox.

Sean Daly

Sean Daly

Editor-In-Chief at TheTVPage.com
Sean Daly is a veteran entertainment journalist.His work has appeared in People, Us Weekly, The Toronto Star and other top publications. He was the west coast TV reporter for The New York Post from 2008 - 2013. Sean is the author of Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America's Got Talent and Teen Mom Confidential: Secrets and Scandals From MTV's Most Controversial Shows.
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