Washington D.C., Apr 28, 2021 / 07:58 am
An actor on the internet show The Chosen, which tells the story of Jesus, praised the show’s accommodation of his disability in his character’s role as an example of inclusion.
The Chosen, an evangelical Christian-produced internet series on the ministry of Jesus, recently returned for its second season, which premiered on Easter Sunday. Among the actors in the series is Jordan Walker Ross, who plays the role of the apostle James the Lesser.
Speaking to the magazine Deadline, Ross explained that he has “severe scoliosis and minor cerebral palsy,” conditions which manifest themselves through “a pretty noticeable limp, very limited flexibility in my torso and legs.”
Ross is also only 5 feet, 4 inches tall. He explained that, in the past, his disability prevented him from being cast in certain roles. Casting directors even told him to “lose the limp” when he auditioned for roles, he said.