If the little boy introduced on Monday's episode of Six Feet Under looks familiar, it's because you probably saw him in his very first acting job. His name is C.J. Sanders. And in last year's Oscar-nominated biopic Ray, the then 6-year-old gave a heartbreakingly good performance as the young Ray Charles struggling to cope with sudden blindness.
It was a bit of a struggle for C.J., now 8, as well. "When I had contacts and I had gook in my eyes — that hurt!" It also hurt when he "would fall over the stairs," he says, because he could barely see when he was wearing the contact lenses. Even at his tender age, though, he grasps how his suffering "helped" him play a blind boy realistically. "It was fun for me to feel that experience, what people have gone through in their life."
The only time he wasn't a trouper, admits his mom Sharon, "is a couple of times when he got dust in his eyes. They were huge contacts! I cried every day wa