The producers of the Sarah Paulson thriller “Run” mentioned that previous to casting disabled actress Kiera Allen within the lead position, they noticed a number of actresses in auditions who claimed they used a wheelchair however had been truly able-bodied.
“Run” producers Sev Ohanian and Natalie Qasabian together with director Aneesh Chaganty spoke in an interview with MovieMaker and mentioned that, from the start, they had been dedicated to casting a disabled actress. But in looking on-line, they got here throughout a number of individuals who lied about utilizing wheelchairs of their actual lives.
“There were a couple of young ladies we saw that submitted themselves as people with disabilities. And we were like, wow, they’re really talented… but somebody looked them up on Instagram,” Ohanian mentioned. “There were videos of them walking on the beach from like, two hours ago.”
Allen, a 20-year-old actress who made her characteristic movie debut in “Run,” performs a home-schooled teenager who’s saved sheltered and cooped up by her single mother, performed by Paulson, just for her to suspect that her mother is hiding a darkish secret from her. The director and producer felt from the start that getting a disabled actor within the position was essential.
“It was never a controversial topic between the three of us. It was sort of like, ‘Yeah, we’re doing this right?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘Cool.’ And then the process of actually finding this person proved to be an intense and countrywide sort of search. And we ended up finding this incredible talent in Kiera Allen,” Chaganty advised MovieMaker.
“Run” was launched by Lionsgate and is out there on Hulu now. Check out the total interview with Chaganty, Ohanian and Qasabian right here.
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