'Bandersnatch' actor Will Poulter bids farewell to Twitter for the sake of his mental health 3 years ago

'Bandersnatch' actor Will Poulter bids farewell to Twitter for the sake of his mental health

The 25-year-old said he struggled to find a "balance" with social media.

If you haven't already watched the first instalment of Black Mirror's latest series, go do so. Bandersnatch is not like anything you've seen before. It hands the control of the narrative over to the viewer and as you watch the episode, you must make a series of choices which will dictate the outcome of the plot.

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It's genius.

If you have watched it, or seen a trailer or basically been online since it was released on Friday, you'll know that Will Poulter (We're the Millers, The Revenant) plays one of the lead characters, Colin Ritman, a genius computer programmer, who devises new and exciting video games.

'Bandersnatch' actor Will Poulter bids farewell to Twitter for the sake of his mental health

Will Poulter gives a stellar performance and praise for the actor has been pouring in on Twitter. Inevitably, there will always be people who will critique and because of this, the actor has chosen to take a step back from the social media platform.

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In a lengthy note, he thanked fans for the "amazing support" but said:

"As we all know there is a balance to be struck in our engagements with social media. There are positives to enjoy and inevitable negatives that are best avoided. It’s a balance I have struggled with for a while now and in the interest of my mental health I feel the time has come to change my relationship with social media."

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Will is not very active on Instagram but has not said whether he will continue to post on the platform or not. In a teasing quip, he made reference to Bandersnatch saying,

"This is not the end. Consider it an alternative path."