Paid Members BomberPat Posted August 31, 2018 Paid Members Share Posted August 31, 2018 2 minutes ago, Cod Eye said: I just don't understand this. I'm physically disabled(pretty badly these days), and through support groups/charities I have met and become friends with loads of people with various levels of disabilities, ranging from some with so-called "invisible" disabilities to those that have had to change nearly every aspect of their lives. I honestly don't think any of us would be offended by a non-disabled actor playing the part of a disabled person. The key would be how much research they put into the role, and how much accuracy and respect they put into the role. There was a disabled actor interviewed on Newsnight about the Elephant Man role, who basically said, "if we can't get cast in roles like this, what chance have we got or getting cast anywhere else?" Which is a fair criticism, but again, it becomes more about how the film industry treats disabled actors rather than impacting on the consumer, so it's a harder sell as an "issue" to the public, I suppose. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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