Playing deaf people.... not everyone agrees.
#1 In the book when Nick meets Mother Abigail in his dreams he can talk and hear fine so a deaf actor would not work. Funny though as well how Larry Underwood is white in the book but black in this version yet no uproar from anyone about that.
#2 I think it would be easier for the director to convey his wishes to a hearing actor. Let’s get off our high horse for one second and breathe.
#3 A deaf person does NOT have automatic rights to all acting jobs involving a deaf character.