Olivia Wilde Marks World Down Syndrome Day In PSA With Student Anna Rose Rubright
Olivia Wilde stars in a World Down Syndrome Day PSA narrated by 19-year-old college student with Down syndrome, Anna Rose Rubright.
Olivia Wilde Downsyndrome PSA
The short film, titled “How Do You See Me?” is directed by Meadowland director Reed Morano, who wanted to illustrate how those with Down Syndrome, like Rubright, see themselves versus how others see them.
“Let’s change the way we look at people with Down syndrome. Anna Rose is a nineteen year old from NJ. She’s a full time college student who works part-time at a physical therapy center and enjoys basketball and swimming through the Special Olympics NJ,” the video is captioned on YouTube. “AnnaRose, as many people with Down Syndrome, only wants to realize her potential and live a meaningful, beautiful life.”
While Wilde is shown laughing with friends, running and even crying as Rubright narrates, explaining how she sees herself.
“I see myself as a daughter, a sister, a best friend. I see a person you can rely on. I see myself meeting someone I can share my life with,” she says. “I see myself singing, dancing and laughing until I cannot breathe. And also crying sometimes.”
Wilde captioned a clip from the short on Instagram, writing, “This is a snippet of a short film I feel incredibly moved to be a part of, called #HowDoYouSeeMe, directed and shot by @reedmorano, in honor of #worlddownsyndromeday. Link to full film in bio.”