Actress Lily D. Moore wants to be the fist Oscar winner with Down's syndrome
"People with Down's syndrome have hopes and dreams just like typical people. We don't need to have anyone to feel sorry for us."
Lily D. Moore, an American actress, is determined to become the first person with Down's syndrome to win an Academy Award.
Lily starred as one of the leads in Hallmark's Color My World with Love, a romantic comedy, and before that she appeared in Never Have I Ever and Single Drunk Female.
In a recent interview with People, Lily spoke about her hopes for the future.
She told the publication: "I want to be the first down syndrome actress to win an Oscar."
She also added that getting a lead role is one of her dreams.
"I finally got that chance," she said.
As well as her acting career, Lily is passionate about working in the healthcare sector and is attending Clemson University this autumn.
Ahead of embarking on her studies, she said: "I really want to help people and save lives."
Elsewhere in the interview, Lily spoke about how people with Down's syndrome are treated, and she dispelled these ableist attitudes.
She said: "People with Down syndrome have hopes and dreams just like typical people. We want friends, get a job, go to college, fall in love, live independently, and also get married."
Lily added: "We don't need to have anyone to feel sorry for us."
The actress also credited her parents and her two older sisters for being "super supportive" and "super helpful".
Lily's latest film Color My World with Love premieres on 12 June on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.