Creed 3 is the latest installment in the Rocky spin-off series, starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed and Bianca Taylor. The film follows Adonis as he faces a new challenge in his boxing career, as he prepares to fight Viktor Drago Jr., the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed Apollo in the ring. Along the way, he also has to deal with his relationship with Bianca, who is pregnant with their first child.
But what makes this film stand out from the rest is not just the action-packed plot, but also the representation of diversity and inclusion. For the first time in a Rocky film, there is a deaf character on screen: Amara Creed, played by Mila Davis-Kent.
Mila Davis-Kent’s Character – Amara Creed
Amara Creed is Adonis and Bianca’s daughter, who was born at the end of Creed 2. She is a smart and sassy girl who loves her parents and supports them in their endeavors. She also has a passion for music and dancing, which she expresses through ASL signs.
Black Deaf Actress – Mila Davis-Kent
Mila Davis-Kent is a 10-year-old actress who was born Deaf and uses American Sign Language (ASL) as her primary mode of communication. She was discovered by casting director Marcy Ross while attending an acting class for Deaf children in New York City. She impressed Ross with her natural talent and charisma, and was cast as Amara Creed after a nationwide search.
Mila Davis-Kent’s performance as Amara Creed has been praised by critics and audiences alike for its authenticity and authenticity. She brings a lot of energy and emotion to her role, making her character relatable and likable. She also shows off her impressive skills in ASL, which she learned from her mother, who is also Deaf.
In an interview with Variety, Mila Davis-Kent said that she was honored to be part of the film that represents inclusiveness and diversity in Hollywood. She said that she hopes that her story will inspire people to learn ASL or other sign languages.
“I just want to say I’m so lucky to be a part of this cast, this wonderful family,” she signed at the premiere of Creed 3 in Los Angeles. “I got to work with wonderful people that I met.”
Mila Davis-Kent has also received support from other celebrities who have worked with her on the film. Michael B. Jordan praised her for being “an absolute star” and “a joy to work with” on Instagram. Tessa Thompson called her “a beautiful soul” and “a brilliant actress” on Twitter. And Jonathan Majors said that she was “a force of nature” and “a gift to cinema” on YouTube.
Creed 3 is not only a thrilling sports drama, but also a celebration of Black Deaf Girl Magic. Mila Davis-Kent proves that age is no barrier to achieving your dreams, especially when you have talent, passion, and determination.
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