Sandra Mae Frank on ASL Challenging Role in Multiverse [Exclusive Interview]

Sandra Mae Frank in Multiverse

The industry made certain strides on higher-profile roles in cinema and television for the hearing-impaired and ASL communities. Earlier this year, Apple TV+’s CODA is one of the most talked-about dramas that played at the Sundance Film Festival. Earlier this month, Lauren Ridloff played Marvel’s first deaf superhero Makkari in Marvel’s Eternals. And actress Sandra Mae Frank made her mark in last year’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist as the emotional deaf college student seeking to study abroad. Now, Frank continues her remarkable career as Dr. Wilder on New Amsterdam and the new sci-fi film Multiverse.

Here is the full synopsis of Multiverse:

Colleagues Loretta, Danny, Amy, and Gerry are on the verge of an amazing breakthrough in quantum physics when tragedy strikes. Racing to complete the experiment, Loretta dies in a fiery car accident. Five months later, as the trio struggles to move on with their lives and the work they’d started, Loretta returns. She’s full of energy, enthusiasm, seemingly unaware she’s been gone for months. Are the friends losing their collective minds or has something remarkable happened? Soon, each of them comes face to face with their dead ringer. Professional rivalries and personal relationships surface and the friends realize only one version of them can exist in our reality. A violent correction is necessary to maintain order.

The film stars Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel), Munro Chambers (Turbo Kid), Robert Naylor (Being Human), Sandra Mae Frank, and Marlee Matlin (CODA). Gaurav Seth (Prisoner X) directed the movie from a script written by Doug Taylor (Splice).

ALSO CHECK OUT: Paloma Kwiatkowski and Munro Chambers on Playing Doppelgangers in Multiverse [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actress Sandra Mae Frank. We discussed the changing industry giving the hearing-impaired and ASL actors and actresses better opportunities in film and television. For Multiverse, she told us about the subtle differences in doppelgangers and mouthing words for a voice actress.

Sandra Mae Frank worked in theater for many years and appeared in Daybreak, Soul to Keep, and The Sound of Fear. She had a breakthrough performance as Abigail in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist with signing for the emotional song “This Is My Fight Song.” Currently, she is one of the newest doctors in NBC’s drama New Amsterdam.

Multiverse is playing in select theaters, On Demand, and available digitally today. It follows with a DVD and Blu-ray release on January 11, 2022.

Watch the exclusive interview with Sandra Mae Frank below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Saban Films

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