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Hollyoaks’ Talia Grant Will Be Soap’s First Autistic Actress As Brooke Hathaway

April 30, 2018

More good news we heard while we were offline that we thought was worth sharing:

New character Brooke will arrive on screen this summer, when she’s fostered by the Osborne family. Brooke is autistic and Talia, who identifies as having high-functioning autism, is the first female actress who is autistic to land a mainstream role on British television.

Talia commented: “I am so excited to be joining Hollyoaks. I have met some of the cast and being on set was fun and everyone was super-nice and made me feel welcome.

“For a long while there has been no representation on screen of autistic women, especially autistic women of colour, so I am really looking forward to developing the character of Brooke and representing something that perhaps people are unaware of.”

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  1. April 30, 2018 10:35 am

    >”especially autistic women of colour”

    Tokenism.

    So Channel4 are going to have a storyline where
    she gets tortured and starved by the DWP…
    sexually molested by Social Services…
    and then deported by the Home Office
    ?

    >”and representing something that perhaps people are unaware of.”
    Yeah Right.

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