Daniel Day-Lewis

Octavia Spencer: Able-Bodied Actors Playing Disabled Characters Is ‘Offensive’ and ‘Unjust’

Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for playing a man with cerebral palsy. Patty Duke won for playing the blind and deaf Helen Keller. Eddie Redmayne took home a statuette for his performance as the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking. All of these portrayals are now considered “offensive” under proposed woke Hollywood rules that would require the authentic casting of disabled people.