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" A lot of people don't want to hire disabled actors. They think you're going to take twice as long over a shot, or they don't want have to put up a ramp for disabled access. They think, 'Why would I do that when I can just hire an able-bodied actor to play the disabled character?' "
" Anything you rely on can become a crutch. And disabled or not, when you rely on something, that is what will cripple you. "
" As a child, I was taught that you can achieve, and you can do anything you want. "
" Breaking Bad' gave me a career. It gave me more work than I could possibly imagine - I started filming it when I was 14 years old, and I finished when I was turning 21. "
" 'Breaking Bad' - I've heard that question phrased in many directions, and it always means the same thing. It's when someone can't... when a decent person can't take it any more. They just kind of turn and go in the opposite direction. "
" I always wanted to go into the military or something like that - my whole family, all my friends are either Air Force, Navy, or Marines. "
" I didn't know anything was wrong with me when I was growing up. I thought everyone went to occupational and speech therapy, I thought these were common things. I thought I was quite normal until I went to school and someone told me it wasn't normal to have a disability. "
" I don't really eat breakfast that often. I'm a bacon guy. I like breakfast food, but I don't really eat food until after noon, so by that time, that's not really breakfast. "
" I don't really say too much to my parents. If they ask me to do something I just do it and get it out of the way. "
" I feel bad for people in wheelchairs and people who have to use crutches. "
" I grew up with a marine grandfather. I was never allowed to say 'can't' or 'no', and I was never allowed to back down. "
" I hate being immobile. "
" I have my real name and RJ. I've gone by RJ since I was eight, but I was named Roy after my grandfather. They called me Little Roy, which sounded like Leroy with a Texas accent, but my mom didn't want to have a Leroy as a son, so it went to RJ. "
" I like to dirt bike ride, four wheeler, go-kart. "
" I like to work. "
" I'm actually very active. "
" I'm always looking for roles to challenge me and ones which I'll enjoy playing. "
" I personally don't like school, but you have to do it if you want to get through life, so pretty much I put up with it. "
" I say, 'You can never use excuses because they always run out.' "
" I spent a long time away from my parents when I was younger. I would go hunting and fishing with my uncle, and we would go for weeks at a time. I also spent a lot of time in Texas with my grandparents. "
" I try not to look back at anything I do. I avoid it like the plague. "
" I try to bring awareness, not just to CP but to all disabilities in the sense that it's knowledge. My disability gave me so much knowledge that I was able to take into 'Breaking Bad' and to grow and to learn. "
" It's difficult to learn to play these different disabled characters - Campbell in 'Switched At Birth' was paralysed from the waist down - but it's nice to be able to step into their world and live in these characters' shoes and to be able to play them, because it gives you a different look at life. "
" I've always treated money with respect, but I don't really think about money - I try to avoid it, because I don't like what money does to people. I find if you get too much money involved, people get corrupted. "
" I want to get my Masters in business. "
" I was eight when I found out I was adopted. My step-brother told me. He'd overheard my mum and my stepdad at the time talking about it, and he threw it in my face. But I didn't really care. It didn't seem relevant, because I never once in my life felt unloved or like I was a burden. "
" I work with amazing organisations: I work with I'm A Performer With Disability, and I work with a clinic which tries to get opportunities for people with disabilities to work in the film and TV industry, and we're making strides, and they're making strides. "
" I would love to switch on my TV and see a disabled person talking about something they are genuinely interested in or acting out a part that doesn't just focus on their impairment. "
" I wouldn't say in all situations, but a lot of times kids can be the most reasonable people around because they don't have the deal with all the drama that goes along with being an adult. "
" My grandparents would take me out fishing in their boat once a week from when I was about two or three, growing up in in Texas and Louisiana. I loved it. "
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