Carly Fleischmann, 21, who is nonverbal and was diagnosed with autism as a child, communicates through a keyboard.
Fleischmann has launched a web series “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann,” which she hosts. In its first episode, released April 29, she sits down with actor Channing Tatum to discuss growing up, his marriage and his greatest fears. “Would you date a 21-year-old person with autism?” she asked.
“He has been a stripper, a police officer, a secret agent, a reporter, a boyfriend to many, and soon he will dump his wife to be with me,” she says. “I welcome Channing Tatum.”
Fleischmann gets Tatum to open up on a variety of topics, including his wife’s beliefs that he doesn’t share, his escapades as a youth in suburbia, the actors he really wants to work with and the president he wants to drink with.
Tatum also revealed two of the actors he’d most like to work: Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. “Each one of them has such a different, unique quality,” he said. “When you say Morgan Freeman, you just go, ‘There’s no one like Morgan Freeman. There’s just Morgan Freeman.’”
Channing in turn asked Carly who she would rather get drunk with. She answered,”Obama.”