The 19-year-old actress tells ET's Leanne Aguilera at the Disney-ABC portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California, that it has been "very difficult" for her to have a relationship. "Dating in Hollywood is literally the worst thing," Thorne explains while attending the TCAs on Tuesday. "People are really crazy on social and, unfortunately, I date people that have girls, like, in love with them. They're, like, really in love with them and they want to kill me. Literally, I was getting death threats, full-on death threats on Twitter.
In the past, Thorne has been romantically linked to Pamela Anderson's son, Brandon Lee, and Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey, and admits that she has a tough time not letting negative comments affect her. "People think it doesn't hurt but let me tell you, it does hurt! It doesn’t feel good to read this sh** about yourself online even when you know it's not true," she exclaims. "That's always the worst part, when it's not true. If it's true, you're kind of just like, 'OK, you're calling me out. This is true.'"
Last month, Thorne denied reports that she was dating singer Charlie Puth after photos surfaced of the two spending time with one another. "I'm in photos out with somebody, [and], like, immediately I'm their girlfriend and I've moved in with them too," she notes.
Thorne's life seems to be mirroring her art, as she portrays the up-and-coming Hollywood actress Paige in Freeform’s new show, Famous in Love. "When I'm picking characters, I'm like, 'Wow! I really feel that.' But this character, she's very different from me, and she has a very different mindset about things that I do, so it's kind of fun to go back and forth," she tells ET. "Like, I take things from Paige all the time now and I'm like, 'Oh, wow! That was a very Paige thing to do.'"
"I think she's a character who likes to do right and she wants to make sure that it is right what she's doing, morally," Thorne adds. "And I think when people kind of tell her something that she's not, it will really irk her character in a different way -- even more than it irks me."
The starlet recently dyed her hair blue but insists it has nothing to do with her onscreen character. "I'm just weird and I love blue hair. I'm a young smurf, I'm a little devil, those are my names," Thorne quips. "That's what I go by now and that's on my Instagram handles and basically it's real life now."