So many individuals are wanting to learn American sign language. Now, individuals can learn ASL from smash-hit motion pictures like Eternals, Quiet Place Part 1 & 2, Godzilla vs. Kong, CODA, and many others. Regardless if a major or small role, Deaf actors are obtaining a lot more opportunities to rise to popularity and commence acting careers. And you know what, a newly released Marvel movie, Eternals, has a Deaf woman called Lauren Ridloff who acted as superhero Makkari. This movie was released on November 5, 2021 and was directed by Chloe Zhao. As per Wikipedia, Eternals is a superhuman race, and Makkari is one of the members of Eternals. Ridloff is the first Deaf actor to play in a superpower movie. Based on the New York Times, Ridloff had taught filmmakers how to work with a Deaf actor.
It is really amazing that the movie industry is giving Deaf actors a lot more opportunities and also utilizing American Sign Language in their movies. Deaf people are shining through and are also marking their achievements. It does not just bring success and collaborative moments for the Deaf people, but most of all, these movies are paving the way for more exposure not to mention awareness of Deaf people and the community. More and more Deaf individuals are on the media and becoming influencers.
As we wait for the the next great movie with deaf actors, let’s try to learn more about ASL and the Deaf culture.
If you wish to know the sign language for the 10 characters in Marvel’s movie Eternals, watch the video below.
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