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‘Run’ Producers Say Actresses Lied About Using Wheelchairs to Land Audition



The producers of the Sarah Paulson thriller “Run” said that prior to casting disabled actress Kiera Allen in the lead role, they auditioned several actresses who claimed they used a wheelchair but were actually able-bodied.

“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,” producer Sev Ohanian said. “There were videos of them walking on the beach from like, two hours ago.”

The producers ended up casting 20-year-old newcomer Allen in the role. "Run" is the first major thriller in 70 years to star a wheelchair user (the last was 1948’s “The Sign of the Ram”).

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Tags: ableism / disability rights, casting / auditions, film - suspense / thriller, sarah paulson, television - hulu
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