The Internet is a terrifying place for anyone with even the smallest amount of name recognition. After all, look what it did to Rebecca Black, and she wasn’t even remotely famous or popular before Reddit, 4chan, and Tumblr got a hold of her. It stands to reason that celebrities are at least a little aware of the crazy stuff we do with their likenesses online, but it’s still always a bit of a shock to hear an actor actually talking about a meme or a fan work. We put together some of our favorite instances of this particular phenomenon – just don’t freak out when you find out that your favorite TV or movie stars know about the fan fiction you write!
Sean Bean’s Death Reel
At this point it’s pretty much common knowledge that if Sean Bean appears on the cast list of a movie or television show, his character is probably going to die. Seriously, this man has been stabbed, shot, exploded, arrowed in the chest, decapitated, and even trampled by cows more times than we could count. Luckily, someone else decided to count for us, in the form of a supercut “Death Reel” that documents 21 of Bean’s most famous last moments in all their gory glory.
Even better? Sean Bean is completely aware of what a death-magnet he is – and he knows about the death reel. When asked about it in an interview for his new film, Cleanskin, he admitted that his favorite death scene so far was Boromir’s, the Steward of Gondor from Fellowship of the Ring. Check out the video below to hear more.