Is Dana Brody TV's most hated character right now?

Is Dana Brody TV's most hated character right now?

The name 'Morgan Saylor' probably doesn't ring a bell for most people but for a lot of meme-loving Homeland fans out there, the character 'Dana Brody' definitely does. 

It's just as well that Dana has a much bigger internet profile than the 18-year-old actress, since most of the 'buzz' out there are on dedicated hate sites. 

As a recent Daily Beast interview points out, the buffet of anti-Dana projects include: Buzzfeed's 'Why Dana Brody is the worst"; SNL's Dana sketch about 'the annoying thing she does with her sleeves'; GQ's entire essay on the Dana Brody Face and of course -- the Dana Brody Twitter parody account. 

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TV's difficult female characters

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards. Photo: Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon

  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in <i>House of Cards</i>.
  • Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe in <i>Enlightened</i>.
  • Connie Britton as Tami Taylor on <i>Friday Night Lights</i>.
  • Lizzy Camplan as Casey in <i> Party Down</i>.
  • Eddie Falco as Carmela Soprano on <i>The Sopranos</i>.
  • Kate Mulgrew as "Red" in <i>Orange is the New Black</i>.
  • Kelly McDonald as Margaret Schroeder in <i>Boardwalk Empire</i>. 

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  • Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie.
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in <i>Homeland</i>.
  • Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in <i>Game of Thrones</i>.
  • Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in <i>Damages</i>.
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in <i>Mad Men</i>.
  • Elizabeth Moss as Peggy Olsen <i>Mad Men</i>.

So what's it like to play TV's most hated character? This is what Saylor has to say:

"Anna Gunn wrote that op-ed for The New York Times about Skyler White. I kind of wanted to comment on it and be like, “Yeah, I know how you feel.” But characters are not always supposed to be loved. You could look at most characters and see mixed reactions."

Sounds like Saylor has a healthy sense of irony when it comes to the character v real life hate. Also, unlike actress Anna Gunn, she doesn't attribute the negative reaction entirely to the 'double standard for women characters': 

" I don’t know completely if it’s a sexism thing. I think a lot of characters get a lot of shi-. Maybe women more than men, but ... I’m not that offended by it. And therefore it’s not that big of a deal.

There you have it. Joke's on you, weird people of the internet who has a bone to pick with Dana's sleeves! And as Daily Beast's  helpfully pointed out, Anna Gunn just won an Emmy for playing Skyler, so perhaps it's worth ignoring the hate memes? 

Read the full interview here

Source: Daily Beast