After seeing Bella Thorne's new movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," there's one thing you should absolutely not do: tell her how much you loved it.
Well, not exactly. If you told her to her face how very terribly, horribly funny you thought it was, she'd probably love it. But, as Thorne told MTV News when she sat down with us to chat about the film, texting is not her preferred mode of communication. Especially if you use the dreaded "LOL."
"I don't say LOL because I think that's strange," Thorne said. "People that text me LOL, I'm like, 'Guys, did you really laugh out loud? Honestly, were you actually laughing out loud?' And when people just write it as a response? [Deep breath.] If you say something, and all they respond is LOL? Oh no. Oh no. That is not a cute look. I get so angry when people say that. I'm like, 'That's all you're going to give me for this? This was a good joke! Come on, it was funny.'"
According to Thorne, if you really want to let someone know how hilarious they are via modern technology, you have to learn to be a little bit more verbose.
"I always say, 'Oh my God, I actually laughed out loud,'" she explained. "That's my response. 'Wow, this actually made me laugh. I chuckled or smiled when I saw this text.' That's okay. That's good.'"
Now, before you go on accusing Thorne of being a bit too militant about her texting rules, know that she has a point -- when it all comes down to it, it's about showing someone that you care enough to spend time on them.
"If you don't have that much time for me, I feel like I'm a little offended," she concluded. "Where's your emoji? [Laughs.] Honestly, I'm not a big text-talker. I don't write 'TTYL' or 'ILY.' No. If I say 'I love you,' I mean, 'I love you'... if you're going to go there, you might as well go there."
Check out the video for more of Thorne's texting etiquette, and be sure to check out "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrrible" in theaters nationwide.