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Former `Ugly Betty' Star Goes Blind

Actor <B>Christopher Gorham</B> is seeing things in a new light since playing a blind CIA officer in the new TV show, <I>Covert Affairs.</I>

Actor Christopher Gorham is seeing things in a new light since playing a blind CIA officer in the new TV show, Covert Affairs.

Monday, June 21, 2010 0:32 GMT

TORONTO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Former Ugly Betty actor Christopher Gorham is out of sight – as in, he’s literally blind.

Gorham – known as nerdy Henry Grubstick from Ugly Betty – plays a blind CIA officer in USA Network’s latest series, Covert Affairs, debuting July 13.

To really envision his character, he’s been working with the Canadian National Institute For The Blind on location in Toronto, where he’s learning the ins-and-outs of being visually-impaired.

Gorham is practicing everyday things like walking with a cane and reaching for his coffee as if he were blind so that he looks believable on TV.

He’s also blindfolded himself while pouring water into a cup and has been fiddling with a Braille computer keyboard.

As a result of the training, he’s seeing a whole new side to the way sighted people behave.

As he and his TV character observe, “You can tell how hot a girl is just by the way a guy talks to her.”

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