If you love Science fiction drama television shows, then NBC’s new show “La Brea” is right up your alley. The show started as the family is separated because of a massive sinkhole that opens up in the middle of Los Angeles. The people who fall down survive, but they’re trapped in an unknown new land with no idea how to get out.
Izzy Harris played by Zyra Gorecki, has her world turned upside down when she sees her mother and brother fall into a sinkhole. She has had an amputation, so at this point in time, we know that plotlines can sometimes be influenced by real-life events. When fans learned that Zyra actually lost her leg in real life, they became even more intrigued. What do we know about the accident resulting in amputation? Read on to find out.
The first leg-different actor to score a starring role in a series is Zyra. When Zyra was just 14-year old she suffered a logging accident which resulted in her below-the-knee amputation. Zyra is an inspiring example of the idea that any dream can be achieved. She followed her passion and has been successful in doing so, too.
Zyra said, “To be a person that other amputees [and] other limb-different people can look up to and say, ‘I can do that. I can do this. I can achieve my dreams,’ is a completely indescribable feeling. When I walked out of the theater after watching Wonder Woman, I looked at my sister and I said, ‘I can do anything.’ And that’s what I want to be to other people.”
In an interview, Zyra revealed that she went from modeling to acting and even dealt with bouts of anxiety. Zyra’s career is an example of what can happen when you put your mind to it. Zyra first began her career in the modeling world and then moved on to acting. hearing about the role from a friend and fellow actor at Camp No Limits (a camp that educates children with limb loss), she decided that it was time to make her move into acting.
Even though Zyra “clearly felt anxious” during the audition process, she pulled through and got what many artists dream of. When asked about the best way to get into acting, she offered advice for other limb-different actors who might be interested. “Honestly, nobody cares if you have a fake leg if you have a fake arm, [or] if you look different,” Zyra said. “Nobody cares. Not really. And if they do, they don’t matter. Go in there, show them what you got. If they don’t like it, move on. It wasn’t meant to be.”
This is a great example of why inclusivity should be important. The world has so many unique people, and it’s only right for Hollywood to tell all different kinds of stories!
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