According to Hypable on March 17, AMC's "The Walking Dead's" Laurie Holden, who plays the character Andrea, expresses how she thought she'd never receive such an "incredible backlash" from the fans as she puts it.
“I think because it’s been such a character extreme and I think because she was someone we were rooting for at the end of season 2, and to have this woman who you believed in that was strong and exhibiting characteristics of heroism for her future and for the sociopathic victim, does not rub people the right way. Now, it was never supposed to, it is what season 3 is all about but I did not expect or anticipate such incredible backlash. That’s been upsetting at times".
Andrea attracted bad boys?
Some fans might expresses this is typical behavior of "chasing the bad boy" situation, and thus creating the offended nature of the fans.
In the previous season, she was the most beloved character, but currently, she's being seen as a treacherous turn coat and Holden feels some kind of obligation to explain herself to her fans. It seems apparent she might even want approval from the fan following.
A history of poor decision making
Holden further explains the rationale of Andrea's decisions making:
“I think that because the storytelling has gone the way it has at times it has made Andrea look like an idiot, and she’s not.”
Of course, it seems that fans were forgiving when she could not identify Daryl comping out of the woods in his search for Sophia. She almost killed him with a sniper shot to the head, so maybe that should have been the first red flag. Not to mention her thing for Shane should have raised some eyebrows as well.
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