I have to say I don’t agree at all with what Bryan Cranston says in this article. The American actor has defended his casting as a disabled person in his new TV show, The Upside. While of course I’m always happy to see people with disabilities being represented on television, I think that, where at all possible, they should be played by an actual disabled person. It’s no longer acceptable for white people to ‘black up’ to play black people, so why is is still okay for able bodied actors to ‘crip up’, and indeed expect to get plaudits for it? While Cranston points out, “If I, as a straight, older person, and I’m wealthy, I’m very fortunate, does that mean I can’t play a person who is not wealthy, does that mean I can’t play a homosexual?” I just think there are too few acting roles for people with disabilities already, without what there is being taken up by people with no real experience of disability.