Growing up, Millicent Simmonds never saw deaf people in films or on TV.
She loved to tell stories, but she never thought it was possible for someone like her to have a career in acting.
Now, at 15, Millicent has starred in two award-winning movies, and she shares her experiences and her motivations in an article in the current Teen Vogue.
From her role as Puck in her school's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to landing the lead role in Wonderstruck, to her experience making A Quiet Place, she traces her unlikely career and writes about the importance of listening to deaf people's experience.
"I didn’t know if anyone would be able to relate to my character because I felt like a lot of people don't really understand what it's like to be deaf. ... But John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and Noah Jupe — my costars — were amazing. John was a great director and cared about my opinions and really wanted my input about how Regan would act in this world."
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