*British actress Marsha Thomason, who is currently on the long running TV show White Collar on USA Network, tells Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com for more than a year she had a Twitter imposter before she was able to take control of her social networking identity.
“It came to my attention and this happens to a lot of actors, there was somebody totally pretending to be me for at least a year having full blown conversations with followers. You know, ‘Headed to a meeting with my bodyguard.’ Hello, Marsha T doesn’t have a bodyguard. That’s hilarious. You know, just engaging with fans, talking about my hubby and this, I mean it was actually really offensive because you know you’re pretending to be me.”
By random occurrence the fake Marsha Thomason had followed Chris Yandek and tweeted him numerous times over a year. After Marsha got control of her Twitter page, she cleaned out most of the people the fake Marsha been following but left Chris. Marsha currently follows about 100 people on Twitter. Through this interview, Marsha was finally able to explain what really happened in her social networking life with one of the people she follows.
“I had been aware of this fake Marsha for a little bit and didn’t know what to do about it. And Facebook makes it really difficult. There are fake pages of me on Facebook as well. I have a real one, but that’s not easy either. And there was somebody on My Space pretending to be me as well.”
Aside from continuing to play an FBI agent on White Collar, Marsha is doing the voice for the role of Diana Burnwood in the latest installment of the Hitman video game franchise. In Hitman: Absolution which is slated to come out this year, Ms. Thomason plays Agent 47’s closet confidant. With the anticipated release this year, she says she can’t tell anything about the project.
“I’m a bit of a gamer and I was definitely aware of the Hitman franchise and so when the opportunity came I jumped at it ‘cause you know it means a lot to a lot of people. But you know my Twitter’s been blowing up since it was announced I’m part of it and I can really see that it really you know has quite an impact on a lot of people’s lives…You know I was in the motion capture, in the suit with the darts and the camera in my face. It was a very interesting, different, creative experience and I think people do undervalue it and I think that’s a mistake… I’d get in a lot of trouble. There’s a lot of secrecy around this project and I’m certainly not gonna be the one to let the cat out of the bag.”
The married actress admits that sometimes you move thousands of miles away only to meet a man from your hometown anyway. Ms. Thomason has been married to Craig Sykes since 2009.
“It’s hilarious ‘cause my husband’s actually from my hometown and so here I moved 6000 miles away to Los Angeles and found a man. We were shooting something for the BBC in Belfast and I met somebody. His parents live 15 minutes away from my parents.”
You can read or listen to the entire interview with Marsha Thomason that dives into many more things at Chris Yandek’s CYInterview.com.