Who is @WillMcAvoyACN?
The person behind @WillMcAvoyACN isn’t Jeff Daniels, Aaron Sorkin, or anyone from HBO; it’s a 28-year-old who started the account as a creative writing exercise.
I learned this after sending @WillMcAvoyACN a Direct Message and asking for a phone interview. He agreed to one, but wished to remain anonymous out of “dramatic necessity.” It’s an ironic request, given that McAvoy isn’t one to rely on anonymous sources and has described how much he dislikes online commenters who hide behind anonymity.
“Part of the illusion of the account would be ruined if my actual name and identity were revealed,” said McAvoy, as we’ll call him. “It stops being ‘some guy tweeting as Will McAvoy’ and it just is me tweeting, which takes away some of the charm of the account.”
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