Degrassi Author Says Drake Nearly Left the Show Unless His Character Got “Out of the Wheelchair”
The author continued, “And I stated, ‘All right, I understand. But how do you feel about the wheelchair?’ He resembles, ‘All my friends in the rap game state I’m soft since I remain in a wheelchair.’ And I said, ‘Well, inform your friends in the rap video game that you got shot. How much more difficult can you get? You got shot, and you remain in a wheelchair.'”
According to James, Drake, who remained with the show up until season eight, eventually comprehended where the composing personnel was coming from and had a change of heart. Although Jimmy continued to utilize the wheelchair throughout season six, he underwent stem cell surgery the following season and was seen using crutches in the season seven ending.
“He was so great and apologetic about everything,” James stated. “He quickly backed down. I was very passionate about it, and I stated, ‘Aubrey, there’s some kid someplace in a wheelchair, who’s completely disregarded, who’s never ever on television, never gets represented.’ I require you to represent this person. You’re the coolest kid on the show, and you can state there’s nothing wrong with being in a wheelchair.”
Published at Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:20:00 -0500