Rj Mitte Says There’s a ‘Time and Place’ for Able-Bodied Actors to Play Characters With Disabilities

Rj Mitte Says There’s a ‘Time and Place’ for Able-Bodied Actors to Play Characters With Disabilities
Rj Mitte, who starred in “Breaking Bad” and has cerebral palsy, says there are times when it’s appropriate for able-bodied actors to portray characters with disabilities.

Many actors with disabilities have criticized the common Hollywood practice of able-bodied actors portraying characters who have disabilities, instead of actors who have the same disabilities.

Mitte, who spoke with TheWrap on behalf of his role as a judge for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, said that everyone deserves to be represented, and people should continue to voice their opinions about visibility for actors with disabilities. But, he added, that many projects being made today are part of an evolution toward more visibility.

Also Read: Disabled Actors and Professionals 'Show Our Full Strength' in Easterseals Film Challenge

“If we want people with disabilities not to just be stuck to a disabled role or pigeon-holed into a role, we have to be broader in our decision-making.
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