Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin discusses adjusting to COVID restrictions, stepping behind the scenes for ‘Feel Through’ film on ‘Banfield’


(Banfield) – In 1987, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the film Children of a Lesser God and – to date – she is the only deaf actress to have done so.

Oscar-winning actress and deaf activist Marlee Matlin joined Ashleigh Banfield Friday to discuss how COVID-19 restrictions, for example the mask mandates, impacted her ability to lip-read and therefore communicate with others. Matlin also explained her journey behind the scenes as the executive producer for the Academy Award nominated film Feeling Through.

Watch the full conversation between Ashleigh Banfield and Marlee Matlin in the player above.

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