Actress Octavia Spencer becomes the voice of actors with disabilities | Instagram
The actress of « The Help » (« Cross Stories ») and « Hidden Figures » (« Hidden Talents ») « The cabin » and many others, Octavia Spencer suggests to Hollywood be more inclusive and hire people with disabilities.
Spencer, winner of the Oscar, is part of a new video campaign launched to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the law for Americans with disabilities, which is celebrated this month.
Selecting non-disabled actors for roles of people with disabilities is offensive, unfair and deprives an entire community of opportunities, ”Spencer says in the nearly three-minute ad.
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The well-known actress argues that the industry should recognize that « nothing can replace lived experience and authentic representation, and similarly points out Hollywood has been notoriously slow to host the diversity.
It’s only been a few decades since white actors portrayed black, Asian and even Native American characters on screen, ”says Spencer. “There is no reason for us to keep repeating the same mistakes of the past. Together, we must and can do better ”.
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Ruderman Family Foundation, An organization based in Boston, have been the forerunners of this campaign, which defend the rights of people with disabilities.
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Similarly, the Foundation He has sought ways to make his voice heard.
At the beginning of this 2020 He published an open letter in which he made a similar appeal to the entertainment industry.
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In the letter, it contained several signatures of Famous including George Clooney, Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Norton, Bryan Cranston, Mark Ruffalo, Glenn Close, Eva Longoria, and other prominent figures in Hollywood.
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Octavia Spencer Born in Montgomery, Alabama on May 25, 1972, she is an American film, television actress, director, producer, and screenwriter. Winner of an Oscar Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and three Actors Guild Award.