This blog was originally posted a few years ago after many people began talking about appropriate and inappropriate ways to interact with actors on social media. A lot of people found it helpful at the time, so three years later I’m re-posting it again in the hope that it can help more people.
I interact with a lot of actors on social media, but I also write a lot of fan letters. Every time I see actors report that they have received a stack of letters, they always say how grateful they are and how much they enjoyed reading them. Actors do read the letters they receive from fans, and that’s why it’s a great thing to do, but also why you have to be careful. I feel like I’ve written enough of them to have a good idea of how and what to write, so here is my advice for sending fan letters to your favourite actors.