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Here's Why Perry Mattfield Was Cast as a Blind Woman Over An Actual Blind Woman For CW's 'In The Dark'

Here's Why Perry Mattfield Was Cast as a Blind Woman Over An Actual Blind Woman For CW's 'In The Dark'

Perry Mattfeld dolls up in a pretty dress for the In The Dark panel during the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour held at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Thursday (January 31) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 24-year-old actress was joined by co-stars Casey Deidrick, Keston John, Kathleen York, Morgan Krantz, Rich Sommer, Brooke Markham, Calle Walton and Thamela Mpumlwana at the panel, as well as EPs Corinne Kingsbury, and Jackie Cohn, and consultant Lorri Benson.

During the panel, Lorri and Corinne explained why both Perry and dog Levi were cast instead of an actual blind actress and guide dog for the series.

Lorri, who is blind and came to TCA with her new-ish guide dog Captain who led her through maze of chairs on stage set up for the cast and producers, a guide dog would mis-interpret multiple takes of a scene in a bad way.

“If I were to repeat what I just did, even three or four times, when I repeat it’s because he made an error,” she explained. “He would slowly break down because he did not know what he was doing wrong.”

As for Perry, the EPs revealed that she was cast as Murphy because she was the best actor for the role “in a really exiting way”.

The series did hire Calle, who is blind, in another role on the series as well as a blind writer.

If you remember, Perry actually played Franken-girl in Wizards of Waverly Place!

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KJ Apa & Camila Mendes Strike a Pose at The CW Upfront Party 2018!

KJ Apa & Camila Mendes Strike a Pose at The CW Upfront Party 2018!

KJ Apa and Camila Mendes join forces at the CW Network’s 2018 Upfront Party!

The Riverdale stars were joined by their co-stars Charles Melton, Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart, and Mark Consuelos at the event held at Avra Madison Estiatorio on Thursday (May 17) in New York City.

Also in attendance were Roswell, New Mexico‘s Michael Vlamis, Jeanine Mason, Lily Cowles, and Nathan Parsons, In The Dark‘s Perry Mattfeld, and All American‘s Cody Christian, Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Karimah Westbrook, Monet Mazur, Bre-Z, and Michael Evans Behling.

Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins, Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Black Lightning‘s China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Cress Williams, and Christine Adams, Dynasty‘s Elizabeth Gillies, Nicollette Sheridan, and Rafael De La Fuente, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom also stepped out for the party.

Charmed‘s Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery, LegaciesDanielle Rose Russell and Matt Davis, and Thirty Seconds To Mars were there to show their support as well.

FYI: Lili is wearing an Elkin dress with Chloe Gosselin shoes. Camila is wearing a Missoni dress with a L’Afshar clutch. Elizabeth is wearing Vitor Zerbinato.

50+ pictures inside of CW stars at the event… More Here! »

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Remember 'Wizards of Waverly Place's Frankengirl? She's Starring in CW's 'In The Dark'!

Remember 'Wizards of Waverly Place's Frankengirl? She's Starring in CW's 'In The Dark'!

Frankengirl looks so much different than we remember her!!!

The actress behind Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Alex-obsessed monster is named Perry Mattfeld, and she’s got a brand new show coming to The CW.

Perry, 24, will be starring in In The Dark, and it revolves around a flawed and irreverent blind woman who is the only “witness” to the slaying of her drug-dealing friend.

After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind — the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Perry has also starred on Shameless, and Stitchers.

FYI: Perry is wearing a Ronny Kobo dress.

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Cody Christian Debuts First Look at New Show 'All-American' at CW Upfronts 2018

Cody Christian Debuts First Look at New Show 'All-American' at CW Upfronts 2018

Cody Christian suits up for the 2018 CW Network Upfront held at The London Hotel on Thursday morning (May 17) in New York City.

The former Teen Wolf actor stars in the network’s new series, All-American, which centers on a high school football player from South Central L.A. who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High and the wins, losses and struggles of two families from different worlds.

Cody was joined by his cast including Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Karimah Westbrook, Monet Mazur, Greta Onieogou, Bre-Z, and Michael Evans Behling.

Also seen at the upfront event were Roswell, New Mexico stars Michael Vlamis, Jeanine Mason, Lily Cowles and Nathan Parsons plus In The Dark‘s Perry Mattfeld.

Check out the first-look for All-American below!

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