Some Guy Just Skipped a Golf Ball Three Times Across a Pond and Made a Hole-in-One at the Masters, The Trump Campaign’s Voter Fraud Hotline Keeps Getting Pranked. The film industry has been criticised for giving LGBT roles to straight actors while Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who is able-bodied, this month faced criticism for playing a wheelchair-bound billionaire in his latest film The Upside. The former Channel 4 and BBC presenter said it felt easier to make it in America, adding it was hard for women of colour to achieve a long-term career in the UK. The Good Place star, 33, is known for her activism. You name it. Jamil was born partially deaf but regained most of her hearing after a series of childhood operations. Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | 10.6°C Dublin, Menu Most recently, Jameela had to defend her own health issues and being cast as a judge on HBO’s upcoming voguing and ballroom show Legendary. Actress Marlee Matlin, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1987 for her role in Children of a Lesser God—and who is still the only deaf actor to win an Oscar—thanked Jamil on Twitter for setting an example: Dear @jameelajamil. Jameela Jamil has revealed she turned down the role of a deaf woman because she did not want to deprive a disabled actress of a job. But I’m an actor in a wheelchair, and I never see parts that are leading roles for a person in a wheelchair. I’ll be here. Or even just a precursory nip/tuck, then a crop of the 'bingo wing' here, a filter on root regrowth there? The 2020 Election Needed a Mascot. Jamil made her comments in the wake of a conversation about disability representation sparked by Bryan Cranston’s role as a paralyzed man in The Upside. Forget Diana, Gillian Anderson's 'honey laced with pure acid' Thatcher is the biggest draw of The Crown's new season, The Nolans to launch TV appeal in search for Irish sibling they never met, Review Deirdre O’Kane Talks Funny: 'With a less modest guest than Pat Shortt, this could easily have slid into showbiz smugness', The Crown review: With Diana's arrival and the Queen and Thatcher at war, the new season of Netflix’s royal smash is the best yet. “While I love Britain and we have such great talent that emerges from there, it is so hard for a woman, and a woman of colour, to truly have a long-term career and that’s one thing that feels very different. However Cate Blanchett believes actors should be able to play any role, and said: “I will fight to the death for the right to suspend disbelief and play roles beyond my experience.”. Jameela Jamil, who was born partially deaf but regained her hearing, seems acutely aware of a problem involving representation in Hollywood that until recently has received little attention. Jamil added: “I don’t want to be part of erasure.” Her comments come amid the ongoing debate over roles for minority groups in Hollywood. Turning down a role, on the other hand, is money right out of Jamil’s pocket, a material sacrifice made in hopes of making things better for other people. By joining Slate Plus you support our work and get exclusive content. And you'll never see this message again. TV and radio presenter Jameela Jamil, 29, was born partially deaf, her spine was damaged when she was hit by a car and she faced a breast cancer … She said: “There is more diversity here for sure, and you don’t feel like you’re running out of time. Sections, Jameela Jamil arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP), Jameela Jamil has revealed she turned down the role of a deaf woman (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP), British actress Jameela Jamil arrives for the Warner Bros. and In Style 20th annual post Golden Globes party at the Oasis Courtyard of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 6, 2019.

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