The “Chandelier” singer appeared on Australia’s “The Sunday Project,” to elucidate the reasoning behind her casting selection. Ziegler is about to play Music, a teen with autism who finally ends up dwelling together with her drug-dealing sister Zu, performed by Kate Hudson.
“I realized it wasn’t ableism, I mean it is ableism I guess as well, but it’s actually nepotism because I can’t do a project without her. I don’t want to. I wouldn’t make art if it didn’t include her,” Sia stated.
The singer had confronted backlash from some within the autistic group, with individuals saying she ought to have forged somebody who is definitely on the autism spectrum reasonably than Ziegler, who has appeared in Sia’s music movies.
Ziegler had been apprehensive about pulling off the half, Sia added, however stated she nailed the function in rehearsals in accordance with medical specialists.
“She cried on the first day of rehearsals and she was really scared and said, ‘I don’t want anyone to think that I’m making fun of them.’ I bold-facedly said, ‘I won’t let that happen,'” Sia stated.
“Last week I realized I couldn’t really protect her from that, which I thought I could,” Sia added. “We sent it off to the Child Mind Institute and she received 100% as performance accuracy. I realize that there are some things I can’t protect her from as much as I try.”