Shohreh Aghdashloo Sells Out, Smokes Crack*
"I was aware of the problem this was going to create for me, an Iranian actress," said Ms. Aghdashloo, who was a star of Iranian cinema before fleeing Tehran for London and then moving in 1987 to Los Angeles. There she and her husband, the playwright Houshang Touzie, created a traveling theater troupe, performing mostly in Farsi for Iranian-American audiences.
"I knew exactly what was going to happen, and it happened," she said. "This is pure fiction, sometimes even cartoonish. It's inspired by events in society, just as James Bond was inspired by the cold war. Did we have Russians demonstrating in the streets saying James Bond is giving us a bad name?"
The Times failed point out that this entire interview was held in a crack induced haze.
*the Crossfader did not actually see Ms. Aghdashloo smoke crack.