Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook can serve as a great way for celebrities to connect with their fans. But every once in a while it can get these same celebs in trouble. Just ask Karine Vanasse from the ABC series “Pan Am.”
The actress, who plays Colette on the period drama, had a bit of a gaffe with Twitter in late Nov. 2011. At that time she wrote, “Well, we received THE call, #PanAm is only coming back for one more episode after Christmas. But up to the end, we’ll give it our all!” This set off massive confusion from show fans and brought on denials from ABC execs who said the show wasn’t canceled.
Vanasse explains the whole thing was a misunderstanding. “I Tweeted something that wasn’t really clear, that could be misinterpreted…as if I said the show was canceled.”
She adds, “I couldn’t correct my Tweet saying ‘No, no, no. That’s not what I meant. I meant that we will come back to shoot one more episode after Christmas, but we will have episodes airing until February.’ I couldn’t correct it fast enough.”
Vanasse explains that while the whole thing was a nerve-wracking experience, she took heart in how passionate fans of the show are.
Another thing that “Pan Am” fans are passionate about is Colette’s relationship with Dean (Mike Vogel). And for that, Vanasse has an update that viewers might not want to hear. Bridget (Annabelle Wallis) is back.
The spy who quietly exited Dean’s life early in the series makes her return on Sunday (Jan. 8). This presents all sorts of problems for the budding romance between Colette and Dean.
Vanasse says of Bridget’s return, “It’s really a confusing return for Dean since he didn’t know anything [about] why she left…it’s a confusing moment for everybody.”
Bridget’s return is also problematic for Colette’s fragile psyche. “She seems to be really strong, but on certain levels, she’s not that strong,” Vanasse says of her character. “I hope that we’ll see her unite these two sides of her, the really optimistic one and then the hurt one.”
That road to recovery begins Sunday (Jan. 8) at 10 p.m. ET.