R.J. Mitte of “Breaking Bad” on Cerebral Palsy, Dealing with It in Hollywood

Actor says he’s just like Walter Jr., but doesn’t require crutches to move around

He’s young, he’s handsome, and he’s incredibly talented, all of which have made him a favorite with critics and fans alike. R.J. Mitte, who plays Walter White Jr. on the hit show “Breaking Bad,” has also been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, just like his onscreen character.

However, he doesn’t have to use crutches to move around because he’s gotten physical therapy from a very early age and is now able to walk without aid.

Because he’s sometimes been “accused” of faking CP for the TV cameras, Mitte says in a new interview that he’s very similar to Walter Jr.

“Playing Walt Jr. has been an eye-opener to what I’ve managed to become. Until I got the role, I never thought what I went through was something odd,” he says.

He also believes that, “Hollywood shouldn’t be afraid of actors like me. Diversity can only make the stories better.”

Mitte’s full interview is available here, at the Daily Mail. Above is another interview he gave recently, which will definitely prove what an amazing guy he is. Enjoy!

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