Kerry Washington had to steer clear of Twitter and Facebook after speaking at the Democratic National Convention last year (12) in support of President Barack Obama because Republican fans of her TV series Scandal wanted her dead.
The Django Unchained actress has never backed down from her political beliefs but found some of the backlash from her DNC appearance a little hard to stomach.
She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Our show has a very active life on Twitter and Facebook, (but) I couldn't go near any of it because there were threats to my life, sexism and racism. It was shocking that me speaking at a convention incited all this anger. Thank God for block on Twitter!
"(People were) disagreeing with my views, which I totally think is great. I would never block somebody for disagreeing with me. But the threats to my life... that's not so good."