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Alex Plank - Creating Authentic Autistic Characters on Television

Diane Kruger and Alex Plank on set of The Bridge
Alex Plank is interviewed on The Business by Kim Masters, editor at large of the Hollywood Reporter about consulting on FX Networks' The Bridge, a show with an autistic character played by Diane Kruger. He's also interviewed about Shameful, his documentary about autistic children being mistreated in France.

And he even talks about how he watched TV as a child and used characters on TV as a model to learn social skills and how there are actors on the autism spectrum.

Max Burkholder, is also interviewed about playing an autistic character on NBC's Parenthood, a show which is in its 4th season.

Alex's interview starts 8 minutes into the show.

LISTEN TO Alex Plank - Creating Authentic Autistic Characters on Television

FX's The Bridge - Alex Plank Interviews Diane Kruger: Asperger's & Sonya Cross

Diane Kruger and Alex Plank on set of The Bridge
In this special episode of ATTV, Diane Kruger (Inglorious Bastards, Troy, National Treasure) sits down with Alex Plank of WrongPlanet.net for an exclusive interview where they discuss the character of Sonya (a detective with Asperger's) and Alex's role as Asperger / Autism consultant for The Bridge.

The Bridge premieres today July 10th at 10pm on FX! The Bridge follows the story of Sonya Cross and Marco Ruiz, two detectives from both sides of the US/Mexican border who are responsible for hunting down a serial killer operating in both Juarez Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

The Bridge, based on Swedish/Danish show of the same name, was created by Elwood Reid and Meredith Stiehm. Diane Kruger stars in the series as an autistic detective along with Demian Bichir, Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, Matthew Lillard, Thomas M. Wright, Johnny Dowers, Emily Rios, Eric Lange, Catalina Sandino, and Carlos Pratts.

Watch FX's The Bridge - Alex Plank Interviews Diane Kruger: Asperger's & Sonya Cross

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