Weeks after touchdown the SAG Award for Excellent Efficiency by a Forged in a Movement Image alongside her “CODA” co-stars, Marlee Matlin is stepping behind the digicam. She’s set to make her directorial debut with an episode of “Accused,” an upcoming Fox anthology sequence. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news.
Matlin’s episode of the crime drama will middle on a “deaf lady who turns into a surrogate and commits a criminal offense of advocacy and safety.”
“I couldn’t be extra excited for the chance to direct, and to work on a challenge with such esteemed, gifted, and expert producers, writers, solid, and crew,” Matlin stated. “I’ve by no means shied away from challenges and having the chance to be one of many first feminine, Deaf administrators in tv is one I’m trying ahead to.”
Matlin is the youngest Finest Actress in a Main Position winner in Oscars historical past. She claimed the prize in 1987 for “Kids of a Lesser God.” She additionally made historical past as the primary deaf actress to obtain a nomination.
“CODA” is up for Finest Image and different honors at this yr’s Oscars. Matlin’s co-star and on-screen husband Troy Kotsur is nominated for his function within the coming-of-age movie, making him the second deaf actor to obtain a nod and the primary male deaf actor. Written and directed by Sian Heder, the pic tells the story of an aspiring singer who’s the one listening to member in a deaf household.
Whereas accepting the SAG Award for Excellent Efficiency by a Forged in a Movement Image ultimately month’s ceremony, Matlin emphasized, “We — Deaf actors — have come a good distance.” She defined, “This validates the truth that we, Deaf actors, can work similar to anyone else. We sit up for extra alternatives for Deaf actors, Deaf tradition.”
A four-time Emmy nominee, Matlin has obtained noms for “Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit,” “The Observe,” “Seinfeld,” and “Picket Fences.”
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