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Octavia Spencer Urges Hollywood To Cast More People With Disabilities In New PSA

By Brent Furdyk. 10 mins ago There have long been calls for more diversity in Hollywood casting, but Olivia Spencer is reminding that people with disabilities also need to be represented onscreen. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the actress is spreading the message in a new PSA urging the casting of those with disabilities. “Can you remember the first time you saw yourself onscreen?” she asks at the beginning of the PSA. “I don’t mean literally you, yourself, but someone who looked like you.” RELATED: Trevor Noah Reacts To Bryan Cranston Playing A Disabled Character In ‘The Upside’ For Spencer, that moment came when she watched the Norman Lear-produced sitcom “Good Times”, featuring a Black ...