A Quiet Place star Millicent Simmonds hopes to be role model for the hearing-impaired

Actress Millicent Simmonds was 12 months old when she lost her hearing.
Actress Millicent Simmonds was 12 months old when she lost her hearing.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

For A Quiet Place director John Krasinski, there was never any doubt he would cast a deaf person as his hearing-impaired daughter in the film, about a family hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

That choice is deeply meaningful for the deaf community, says 14-year-old Millicent Simmonds, the American actress he eventually chose for the role.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'Role model for the hearing-impaired'. Print Edition | Subscribe