'24' Star Shohreh Aghdashloo: Kiefer Sutherland Got Me Fired
Forget kissing and telling; in Hollywood, it's extremely rare for actors to co-star and tell.
But Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo is doing just that in her new memoir, "The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines." In it, the Iranian actress opens up about her clashes with Kiefer Sutherland on the set of "24."
"I'm afraid working with him proved to be hard. That young man was pretty angry," she said on "Fox & Friends." "At the end of the day, I thought he was angry with himself."
Aghdashloo joined the cast in 2005 for Season 4, playing Dina Araz, an undercover terrorist. The actress claims that Dina's death halfway through the season was unplanned and that Sutherland had a hand in it.
"The plot changed. I have a feeling that he did" play a part in that, she said.
At the time, the role generated a lot of controversy in the Iranian community, which felt that it reinforced the stereotype of Muslims as terrorists.
"Some Iranians were unhappy with the role," she explained. "I kept telling them that the reason I accepted the role wasn't political at all." Instead, Aghdashloo took the part of Dina because it was complex and challenging.
Sutherland's representatives have not responded to a request for comment.
Watch a clip of Aghdashloo on "24":