bye house you served us well and then murdered us with filth grime and madness, but we will probably forgive you
I’m a total Marmite actor, you either love what I do or hate it. I’ve done it all: incest, matricide, plenty of gay roles, paedophillia… Although I’m not sure I should really be joking about those things – I’m a bit worried it won’t come across all that well. I read on a blog once: “Eddie Redmayne either does period dramas or plays American f***-ups”.
My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”
Bella Naija, 2014 (x)
instead of putting completely able bodied actors in wheelchairs, crutches, shades, hearing aids, cg amputated and prosthetic limbs, and generally pretending to be disabled why don’t you consider:
- having actual disabled actors as disabled characters