The 44-year-old had become the subject of ridicule earlier this week after she was photographed on vacation with her son Henry in Miami. The actress and mother looked healthy in a blue bikini, but many tweeted comments that denigrated her body and criticized her looks.
The star expressed shock over the photos on her Twitter Wednesday.
God some people are horrible: you try being photographed when you don't know it's happening, when you're on holiday with your kids.— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) April 9, 2014
She later posted that she plans to take a break from Twitter because of the negative comments.
I'm out of this Twittersphere for a while. It's too mean sometimes, about your body , about your soul. Not worth it.— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) April 9, 2014
Driver will next appear on film in Blackbird. The movie debuts in theaters on November 14.