The actor and activist speaks exclusively to DIVA
INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS
In our brand new May issue, we chat to comedian and campaigner Liz Carr about authentic storytelling and falling in love. Here’s a taster. You can check out the whole interview in this month’s DIVA.
Liz Carr on…
The importance of representation
“Seeing yourself validates you. It validates your experience, your existence even. I saw no older disabled people ever, so I didn’t think we lived.”
Clarissa in Silent Witness
“Interestingly, the writer did consider making Clarissa a lesbian, but when he introduced the idea he was told that would be too unbelievable.”
Non-disabled actors playing disabled parts
“You always hear people going, “It’s the best person for the job”. It should be, but we’re not even being seen for the roles that are about our lives.”
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