“I, like many disabled actors, are continuously fighting to change the way disability is seen in this industry.
“For me, having a disability has never been a disadvantage. Unless I’m trying to cut steak or tie up my hair. For me, it’s about experiencing situations differently to people without disabilities and therefore having a different take on the world.
“It’s about showing that talented disabled performers can be raw, gritty, vulnerable, beautiful, sexy, real and it coming from a very personal and unique place.
She added: “So it’s not a disadvantage. It’s an ability to see things from a completely different angle and take on characters in different way.”