Selma Blair on being an ally for people with chronic conditions – BBC World Service, 100 Women

Selma Blair made a name for herself in films of the 1990s and 2000s, including Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde and Hellboy. And while the US actress once described herself as not being a “world-famous bombshell”, she’s amassed millions of fans.

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She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 and her honesty on the subject has made her an inspiration for many people living with chronic conditions. In conversation with Sophie Long for BBC 100 Women, Blair talks about the impact her diagnosis has had on her career and the need for more inclusivity in the film industry.

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Reported by Sophie Long and filmed by Timothy Myers.
Produced by Rebecca Thorn, Georgina Pearce, Valeria Perasso and Samantha Granville.
Edited by Rebecca Thorn and Sara Abou Bakr.
BBC 100 Women senior producers: Valeria Perasso and Georgina Pearce.
BBC 100 Women editor: Claire Williams.


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