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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-21-10 05:47 PM
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Actress Daryl Hannah Says She is Blacklisted by Hollywood (Because of her Asperger's)
http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=16764&coun...

Actress Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill) claims that at the beginning of her career she was "blacklisted" by Hollywood studios because she suffered from Asperger's Syndrome.

The illness limited social interaction and made it very difficult for her to do film promotions since it required talking to lots of people.

She said: "I never went on talk shows, never went to premieres. Going to the Academy Awards was so painful for me. I'd almost faint just walking down the red carpet. I was so socially awkward and uncomfortable that I eventually got blacklisted."

"Studio executives would call me but I'd be too shy to call them back. So after a while a couple of studios literally told my manager that I was blacklisted."

Despite first starring in films like "Splash," "Roxanne," "Wall Street" and "Steel Magnolias," she eventually had to settle for many straight to video projects.

Read more: http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=16764&coun...
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 09:19 PM
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1. I had no idea Hannah had Asperger's.

Now I understand why she didn't go out " in public( aka the celebrity spotlight)"
very often.

Her story makes me sad and angry.

She is a talented actress.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 08:34 AM
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2. Kill Bill was a great movie.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 07:21 AM
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3. I sympathize with her.
Large public meetings and other things like that are very stressful for us in the autistic spectrum.
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