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Ben Platt on 'tough' 'Dear Evan Hansen' movie experience: It shows the internet can be 'terrible'

Ben Platt is publicly dealing with social media backlash over last year’s Dear Evan adaptation of Hansen .

In an interview with The New York Times published online Monday , the actor said he was “very grateful” he took the time to play the lead role in . The Broadway production made him a star. However, he also said it was difficult to deal with the negative reaction to Universal’s September release of the film version of the same name 2022 .

“It was definitely a disappointing experience and a tough one, and it really opened my eyes to the internet and how horrible it was,” Platt said. “You’d think I’d know this after Dear Evan Hansen had been on stage for four years.”

He continued, “I do my best to pay attention to people who tell me it’s moving them and that they really feel seen by it. It’s easy to overwhelm the good guys with the bad guys.”

Platt initiated the role High school student Evan Hansen in Washington DC A summer production of a musical 2015 culminating in December on Broadway 2016. Dear Evan Hansen, focusing on a big-impact lie, became a Broadway hit and won six Tony Awards, including Pratt’s Best Actor.

However, despite Platt’s star-studded cast including Caitlyn Dever, Amandla Steinberg, Julianne Moore and Amy Adams The actor reprised his role together, but the release of director Stephen Chabowski’s adaptation didn’t go well. The film was on Rotten Tomatoes and at the domestic box office One million U.S. dollars.

The trailer for the movie was widely mocked on social media, and among other complaints, users noted that Pratt was 10, looks too old to play a high school student. In May 27, the actor responded by shouting on Twitter that “randos is an asshole about age.”

In an interview with the Times , Platt also talked about later deleting his Twitter account. “I found that Twitter was almost entirely about bringing people down,” the actor said. “I didn’t get anything positive and it was really nice to leave.”




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