‘Barry’ Star Anthony Carrigan, YouTuber Dave Rubin and Lifetime’s Brie Miranda Bryant Recall Turning Point Moments (Video)

“How do you create something that says something after the hour is over?” Miranda Bryant says

“Barry” actor Anthony Carrigan says the “worst thing that could’ve possibly happened” to him eventually did happen: He lost all of his hair as a result of alopecia. He feared he could lose his career, his confidence and his way of life, but he turned adversity into his scene-stealing role on the HBO comedy.

“What’s cool is that I would’ve never guessed ever that this thing that I had such shame over would not only be something that I would come to terms with, but it would be the thing that I now love the most about myself,” Carrigan said. “You’re missing out on that really wonderful lesson and experience, which is that, when you accept it, the road just opens up for you.”

Carrigan spoke with TheWrap founder and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman as one of 12 individuals featured on TheWrap’s annual Innovator’s List. He was among three who joined the Innovator’s Panel at The Grill, TheWrap’s annual conference on entertainment and technology.

His fellow honorees included Dave Rubin, the host of the YouTube show “The Rubin Report,” and Brie Miranda Bryant, the senior vice president at Lifetime and the guiding force behind the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Watch the full video of the panel above.

Brian Welk

Brian Welk

Film Reporter • brian.welk@thewrap.com • Twitter: @brianwelk

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