The final word lay with - Tradução em português
The final word, at a press conference to explain the surgery, lay with Rodriguez's summing up of Norris's operation: "It is a surreal experience to look at him. It's hard not to stare. Before, people used to stare at Richard because he wore a mask and they wanted to see the deformity … Now they have another reason to look at him, and it is really amazing
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