Stuttering is a neurological condition in which a person usually repeats or cannot make a sound. Around 70 million people stutter around the world.
For about 4% of people, stuttering is a childhood condition. But for about 1% of people, this can last a lifetime. Health professionals say stuttering cannot be cured, although it can be treated.
Stuttering can make it difficult to find a job. But it also led to the careers of many actors, because jumping into a different personality often helps people get rid of stuttering.
1. Actress Marilyn Monroe stuttered as a child. She learned to deal with this by following the advice of a speech therapist to speak in a hoarse tone that has become her trademark. She began to noticeably stutter again during her last film because she was under a lot of personal stress.
2. Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll, stuttered when he was young. Presley wrestled with words starting with "w" or "i".
3. Actor Bruce Willis had a childhood stutter that took him three minutes to utter one sentence. He said that he was bullied for this.
4. Actress Nicole Kidman stuttered as a child.
5. Former world golf champion Tiger Woods also stuttered as a child. In a letter he wrote to a boy who was struggling with stuttering, Woods said, “I know what it's like to be different. I also stuttered as a child. "
6. Actor Samuel still stutters now.
7. Actress Emily Blunt had a severe stutter that was most noticeable when she was a teenager. She was ridiculed for this by her classmates. “Stuttering can be like a straitjacket,” she told NPR. She tried relaxation therapy, but the teacher suggested that she try herself on stage after he noticed that she was good at accents. In her first play, she went through all her lines in a Northern English accent without stuttering.