Billie Piper laughs off ‘controversial career move’ after pizza-pelting scene
The former Doctor Who assistant is back on the small screen in a new BBC drama.
Billie Piper joked she made her “most controversial career move so far” after fans reacted to her character throwing a pizza onto the floor in BBC drama Collateral.
Piper, 35, plays Karen Mars and on Monday night viewers watched as she stormed through her home and launched a freshly-delivered pizza onto the ground.
The move sparked outrage among fans, with many asking how she could throw away the snack.
Replying to a fan on Twitter, she joked: “Herein lies my most controversial career move so far… #Collateral.”
Following the backlash, she had earlier tweeted: “Okay guys, I’m hearing you loud and clear… never again.”
The post was accompanied by a pizza and laughing emoji.
Earlier, viewers had vented their anger about the food-throwing incident on Twitter.
One fan said: ‘Why would she throw pizza on the floor like that… what’s the pizza done to you?”
Another commented: “An hour after it happened, I’m still dwelling on why she threw the pizza on the floor?”
An hour after it happened, I’m still dwelling on why she threw the pizza on the floor? 🍕#Collateral— ℳ (@MadelaineAbrams) February 12, 2018
One fan wrote: “Very much enjoyed this although I’m still really confused as to why Billie Piper threw the pizza on the floor.”
Another user said: “#Collateral last night: why did Billie Piper throw the pizza into the corner of her kitchen?????? I need answers and I need them now.”
And one tweeted: “Also it’s so great to see Billie Piper back on screen again. A big fan of hers but she made me angry when she threw the pizza on the floor. I mean, come on, you never do that to a pizza!”
Also it’s so great to see Billie Piper back on screen again. A big fan of hers but she made me angry when she threw the pizza on the floor. I mean, come on, you never do that to pizza!— Azeem Zafar (@AzeemZafar) February 12, 2018
Collateral, also starring Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, follows a police investigation into the death of an immigrant in London.