In the latest episode of the Breakout Role podcast, Luke and Jess watch Children of a Lesser God starring Marlee Matlin in her film debut for which she became the youngest winner of Best Actress at the Oscars! She is also one of only 2 performers with a disability to have won an Oscar since they began. Pretty damning considering how often the Oscars reward stars for playing roles where they imitate characters with disabilities.
Although Matlin was told by many that she may not work again, she has gone on to have a very successful career for herself and has also done a lot of work keeping the door open for up and coming performers from the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
We chat Marlee’s origins, her raw talent, her career journey and more in #MarleeMatlinBreakout
Artwork by @jessdoesscribbles
Music by SLVS