Actress Helen Mirren has raised her head above the parapet and is asking for support and understanding for people with Parkinson’s. She’s interested because a long term friend of hers has the condition.
She’s hoping for a change in attitudes similar to that surrounding autism:
“You know, 20 years ago autism was this weird, spooky, terrifying thing and now it’s much, much better understood. It’s the same with Parkinson’s.”
I wonder if anybody’s considered a big name feature film along the lines of Rain Man (1988)? I imagine that Helen might consider a role…