The actress said she loves the role “very, very much” because the show “has a message that is truly great.”
“We’re not proselytizing, we’re not forcing that down people’s throats, but rather encouraging people to look at inclusivity in a different way,” Driver, 46, said on “Good Morning America” today. “And, certainly, people who are living with disabilities, to just process it and metabolize it differently.”
The Academy Award-nominated actress said the show focuses on “a family with a certain set of challenges” and attempts to “typify something” that is not normally tackled on television.
“I love it because it is typifying something that we, I think for the most part, keep at an arm’s length,” Driver said.
But rather than the takeaway of “Speechless” being a social message, Driver said simply, “We want people to laugh. Laughter is what breaks down walls.”
“Speechless" airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.