RJ Mitte Interview – “I wouldn’t have Breaking Bad without my CP”
Waiting for the elevator to take me to the publicist’s office of R.J. Mitte, I realise after a few seconds that the actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad (as Walter White’s son), is standing next to me. Dark grey shirt, jeans, and a mop of slightly disheveled hair, on close inspection, this 23-year-old actor who is afflicted with Cerebral Palsy is movie-star handsome.
Q: Is there anything about CP that has been an advantage to you?
Yeah. I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t have my disability. I would have never got Breaking Bad and I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing today without it. I wouldn’t have a career without Breaking Bad and I wouldn’t have any of this, because no one would really care. It’s as simple as that. No one would give two shits about someone with no working experience, no background experience, nobody would really care. But because I had the show, I am able to do these things. The show gave me this opportunity and I can work in this media market and work on these Olympics and work in movies. But I wouldn’t have Breaking Bad without my CP. Initially that’s where it all comes from so it’s definitely a blessing.
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