These are dangerous waters. There’s not much to this, but this deserves a separate post.
This is Phase#5, wherein the fan(atic) starts to get curious about behind-the-scenes of behind-the-scenes.
This begins with finding out some biographical details about the actor (the very reason it’s dangerous – it’s not about the characters anymore; it’s about the people who plays them). Then moving on to the show related interviews, finding them interesting enough to move on to every single interview. There’s also stalking on Instagram, feeling stupidly happy when he/she gets married (there are also some who get insanely jealous to the point where they hate on the spouse; but we’re not going to talk about the psychotic segment of the fandom right now) and losing it when they’re about to be parents (TWINS! If you know what I mean).
And don’t you just love it when real life imitates life on-screen? Brothers on-screen, and bestfriends off-screen; Lovers on-screen and off-screen (and when they break up, you die a little too)
In conclusion, this phase is when all hell breaks lose and you know the characters and the actors as if they’re your bestfriends.
*MY LEAST FAVOURITE PIECE, BUT NECESSARY NONETHELESS*