We need more disabled people working in TV: RJ Mitte
"Breaking Bad" star RJ Mitte feels there isn't enough exposure for disabled actors in the film and TV industry.
Los Angeles: "Breaking Bad" star RJ Mitte feels there isn't enough exposure for disabled actors in the film and TV industry.
Mitte, who himself is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, believes that disabled figures in the media should receive as much screen time as able-bodied actors, reported Variety.
"We know lots of progress is being made but the industry must do more to help disabled people work both in front of and behind the camera," Mitte said in an interview to Irish Examiner.
"During the Paralympics there will be more disabled people than ever before on TV but this shouldn't be something that just happens every four years."
Mitte was cast in "Breaking Bad" in 2008 as Walter White, Jr, who also lives with cerebral palsy.
Mitte, who will also co-host the 2016 Paralympic Games in September, revealed that he used personal experiences with his disability to relate to his character.
"I wouldn't be in the position I am in today without my disability. I utilized everything I know about living with cerebral palsy for my role in 'Breaking Bad'," said Mitte.