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Kianian rejects role in “Homeland” due to anti-Iranian content
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Iranian actor Reza Kianian in an undated photo
Iranian actor Reza Kianian in an undated photo
TEHRAN -- Iranian actor Reza Kianian has rejected a proposal to play a role in the U.S. TV series “Homeland” due to its anti-Iranian content.
 
“Some time ago, I received an email from IMDB, asking me to play a role in ‘Homeland’, which was being shot in South Africa at that time,” Kianian told the Persian service of ISNA on Friday.
 
“They told me they would send a ticket to the country in ten days if I agreed to act in the series,” he added.
 
Kianian said that he rejected the proposal after he found the series is offensive to Iranian people. 
 
“In addition, they behaved in a discourteous manner, because they think that there is a strong desires among our actors to act in foreign film projects, so they feel no need to provide any clarification about the screenplay or what they will pay,” he added.
 
“Acting in a foreign project is not so fantastic that an actor would accept a role in it without reading its screenplay or being informed about his role or pay. Furthermore, I never want to appear in a project that is insulting to my people,” he stated.
 
“Homeland” is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series “Hatufim”, which was created by Gideon Raff.
 
In its third season, Saul Berenson, the acting director of the CIA, plans to bring the No 2 official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Majid Javadi, to the United States and turn him into a double agent working against the Iranian government. He is also the guy who is the alleged mastermind of a car bomb attack against the CIA that ended season two.
 
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