Hewson told Kimmel: “I think when people see this movie, they will see the love and sensitivity in it.”
Sia’s decision to convert Maddie Ziegler into a nonverbal character on the autism spectrum rather than a performer on the autism spectrum caused a strong response.
When Hudson told Kimmel that she welcomes a wider conversation, her characterization and portrayal of Ziegler felt “terrible” to some people.
The actress told Kimmel: “The scope is so wide that we should have more dialogue and understanding to make us more representative and what is the best way to achieve this goal.” We want to talk. The best story. No one wants to make anyone feel depressed. When people are frustrated with anything, it is our job to listen and encourage conversations with other people who want to tell these stories. “
Watch the interview below.