Postpone your weekend plans, folks: As of today, Anne With an E season 2 is officially back on Netflix to satisfy all your binge-watching needs. Not surprisingly, many fans are already geeking out on Twitter over the imminent return of the reboot:
We're with you 100%, Lia. Alas, the online feedback hasn't been all positive. Since the start of season 1, about their disappointment in the small-screen adaptation of the classic series. Others, according to the show's star Amybeth McNulty, unnecessarily took their criticism a step further.
In a recent interview with to promote season 2, the 16-year-old actress recalled how hurt she felt after the first trailer for the show was released in April 2017.
Amybeth, who plays Anne Shirley, told the outlet she was shocked after scrolling through the comments people left online.
“Bearing in mind this was the first thing I had ever really done that was really that big, I never expected criticism, because they hadn’t even seen my performance yet. I remember specifically the first 12 comments were just so nasty towards me and specifically towards my appearance. It really hit me. I was 15 when that trailer released and that’s such a tender age.”
The young actress decided not to tell her mom at the time, saying she "didn't want her to worry." Still, undoubtedly, the comments did take a toll on Amybeth.
“I’m so grateful for my friends and family and they’re with me every step of the way, but at the same time there’s nothing they could do once the words had hit me ... It’s something a lot people go through and it’s heartbreaking. It really is.”
Despite all the nasty negativity and naysayers, Amybeth says she's learned to keep her head up and take the high road.
“In the end I’m just doing my job, I’m working hard, I’m putting my best foot forward and the criticism is not going to change anything I’ve done or will do in the future," she claims. "If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all!”
Troll comments aside, it's worth pointing out that the actress and the rest of the Anne With an E cast have received some raving reviews for the show. definitely loved the reboot, calling Amybeth's acting "entirely irresistible" and the show "true to the spirit of ." Meanwhile, called season 2 "Netflix's hidden gem" and promises that the next set of episodes will "fill your heart with even more joy than the first outing."
Sounds pretty amazing, if you ask us. Don't know about you, but we're certainly ready to have our hearts filled with more joy from Anne and the rest of the Green Gables gang. Who else is with us?!