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Minnie Driver on Playing an Advocate for the Disabled and Why 'Speechless' Is a "Conversation-Changer"

The actress tells THR she is “proud” to be on a comedy that features a disabled actor in a lead role and commends ABC for bringing disability to primetime TV in a new way. read more
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