Millicent Simmonds on How Her Deafness “Saves the Day” in A Quiet Place

Millicent Simmonds, whose breakout role in this year’s A Quiet Place, was on hand to present the WGAW Evan Somers Memorial Award at the 2018 Media Access Awards.

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Millicent Simmonds, whose breakout role in this year’s A Quiet Place, was on hand to present the WGAW Evan Somers Memorial Award at the 2018 Media Access Awards. Here’s a little bit about what Millicent had to say from Variety:

Film and television often portray deaf characters as “special” or the last person to know what’s going on, Millicent Simmonds said, but for her character in “A Quiet Place,” her “deafness saves the day.”

Simmonds made her observations before presenting the WGAW Evan Somers Memorial Award Thursday morning to the film’s scripters as part of the Media Access Awards, which annually honor those who employ people with disabilities and represent the disability experience on screen. The event, produced by Deborah Calla and Allen Rucker, was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.