Marlee Matlin: The Importance of Hiring Deaf and DeafBlind Actors | The Daily Social Distancing Show

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Published on March 2, 2021

Marlee Matlin (with interpreter/producer Jack Jason) discusses Oscar buzz around the short film “Feeling Through,” the significance of showcasing a DeafBlind actor in a starring role and her influence on Hollywood representing the deaf community authentically. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #MarleeMatlin

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  • Tim Sawyer 1 month ago

    I can’t imagine being deaf and blind… Missing out on all the beauty of the world via those 2 senses. You can describe everything to them, but they will never really know what you are talking about. I mean just try to explain color! Hopefully someday it’s a simple procedure to give these people the gift of sight and/or hearing.. My hats off to who ever figured out how to communicate with deaf/blind people and the amount of time and dedication it takes for all deaf/blind people to learn.. Some where along the line, the deaf/blind guy they are talking about learned what an actor, movie, leading man all is and decided he wanted to be that! Without truly understanding what it means.. He can be told all about it, but when you tell someone that’s never seen or heard anything, that they are world famous, what does that mean to them?

    I’m also willing to bet he’s a DAMN good dish washer. His entire world is based on “feel” alone.. I bet there’s never the slightest speck of stuff stuck to those dishes when he’s done.. I’m not suggesting that’s all he’s good for, I’m just suggesting he’s probably the best dishwasher that restaurant has ever had! haha

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  • Tim Sawyer 1 month ago

    That interpreter is really good. Well done, sir.

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  • Iron Smith 1 month ago

    This translator deserve a prize!

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  • mishy 1 month ago

    Wow props to the interpreter. He’s quick and even kept the flow of the convo!

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  • Gaasuba Meskhenet 1 month ago

    Bring back user caption submissions youtube!!!

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  • Megan 1 month ago

    Jack Jason has been Marlee’s interpreter for her entire career. Jack’s parents are also deaf, so he’s probably been interpreting since childhood. It’s no surprise he’s so good. Here’s a link to Jack and Marlee’s story: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIS_2zxMEi_/

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  • Brijan B 1 month ago

    She has the same interpreter as during the Trump Roast! But where is Gilbert Gottfried lol

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  • Cecilia Rivera 1 month ago

    JEFF IS A LIAR. CHECK WHAT CORRUPT INCOMPETENT DEMOCRATS ARE DOING WITH 1.3 TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS. DISGRACE https://youtu.be/LHD6EgqqjRs

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  • Eduardo Oviedo Blanco 1 month ago

    Oh wow, love this interview

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  • Cecilia Rivera 1 month ago

    CELEBRATIES DISTRACT WITH IDIOTIC ADS. TO PROTECT CORRUPT INCOMPETENT DEMOCRATS WHO ARE DESTROYING USA.CITIZENS LIVES..1% OF THE 1.9 TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THEIR CORRUPTION GOVERNMENT. DISGRACE

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  • Luke 1 month ago

    As a blind person I think this is great! I have no problem with sighted people doing blind portrayals. Hell, Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino, At First Sight with Val Kilmer and Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn are awesome portrayals of blindness, but it’s great when people from the actual community get represented on screen

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  • Jr Rose 1 month ago

    She can speak..and lip reads aswell..not sure how well. Wondering why she has interpreter speaking for her?

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  • D Bac 1 month ago

    I love her energy. And that translator is insanely amaaaazing 🤩

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  • Jr Rose 1 month ago

    Wondering how she feels about all the brain implants that allow deaf children to hear ..which studies show will soon eliminate the deaf culture altogether..

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  • Jr Rose 1 month ago

    I studied american sign language in college and it is the greatest form of communication I’ve ever experienced. It actually allows a form of telepathy communication to take place between two people who have spent time together.

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  • omar westmaas 1 month ago

    For real a thumbs up for that translator

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  • AMANOFCOLOURS 1 month ago

    I accidentally stumbled across “Feeling Through” last week on Omeleto here on YouTube. Such a powerful film, and knowing Marlee Maitlan is a part of it just makes it all the more special ❤️☺️🙏🏽

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  • inm mbb 1 month ago

    From Hollywood, politics, economics, Status qou truly isn’t working for anyone. Honestly it’s far more exciting seeing diverse representations in all areas.

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  • leeartlee915 1 month ago

    She was in Seinfeld. Nuff said.

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