This deaf actress highly praises 'A Quiet Place'

The nearly silent film brings awareness to the deaf community

This deaf actress highly praises 'A Quiet Place'
Stars Insider

13/04/18 | StarsInsider

MOVIES A Quiet Place

The horror film 'A Quiet Place' centers around haunting creatures that hunt their prey using sound. To stay safe, the family must remain silent and use American Sign Language to communicate.

Millicent Simmonds, the 15-year-old deaf actor who plays the daughter in the film, believes 'A Quiet Place' is a great step forward in inclusive casting and entertainment that positively highlights disabilities.

"I think it's important in the deaf community to advocate for and be a representative for this story. A story that might inspire directors and other screenwriters to include more deaf talent and be more creative in the way you use deaf talent," Simmonds explained to NowThis.

The almost completely silent film had many of the cast and crew members learning and communicating with sign language on set. There was a sign language interpreter and a deaf adviser working with the team throughout filming.  

"What I hope is that I can show my community that you can do anything. Not only become an actor, but a writer, a teacher, a pilot, anything you want to do is possible, just work hard and people will recognize that," Simmonds explained.

'A Quiet Place' is currently in theaters.

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