• Leah Jeffries' casting as Annabeth in Percy Jackson and the Olympians was met with backlash online in early 2022.
  • Jeffries thoughtfully responds to this backlash, expressing that she hopes to make the role her own and that she's not trying to play the character the same way Alexandra Daddario did.
  • Riordan has previously defended Jeffries as the best possible actor for the role, with Daddariom also sharing words of support.