Disabled Actors

Disabled Actors

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Veterans, Food & Gentrification, GOP State Legislatures

Episode: Veterans, Food & Gentrification, GOP State Legislatures

  • Nov 11, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 17:29 mins

Guest: Kurt Yaeger, Actor, Producer and Activist for Disabled Performers It’s become politically incorrect for a white actor to play a character of a different ethnicity on screen. But those casting rules don’t apply to playing characters with disabilities. The vast majority of characters with disabilities in film and television are portrayed by actors who do not have the same disability. And not only is that considered acceptable, those actors often get all kinds of Oscar buzz for portraying the disability so convincingly. Actors with disabilities say they constantly battle a double-standard, where they only ever get cast to play characters with disabilities.