For actor-director John Krasinski, the choice was obvious. He insisted that deaf actress Millicent Simmonds had to play the role of the deaf child in 'A Quiet Place,' according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"We always had a deaf character in the script, but John really pushed for them to hire Millicent," says 'Quiet Place' co-screenwriter Scott Beck told the publication. "She came to set and taught everyone sign language. It was really amazing and brought an extra depth to the film."
The movie has proved to be a hit, making $50 million in its box office debut.
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