Andrews Praises His 'Influential' Lost Character

LOST star NAVEEN ANDREWS is convinced his Iraqi character in the hit TV drama will become hugely influential in erasing negative Muslim stereotypes because he has already proved an audience favourite.

The 36-year-old British actor, who plays former soldier SAYID JARRAH, has praised US network ABC for having the courage to promote his lead role in the current political climate.

Andrew says, "In Hollywood, Middle Eastern characters are usually insubstantial.

"The fact that he's a main character and that a network was prepared to do this in a time of war is astonishing.

"Audiences really like and are about him. I think people are trying to connect with the 'enemy' in a way the US government won't allow them to.

"It's just sheer gall to have this character in the show and, frankly, that bravery is why I did the series."


Contactmusic

Tags: Naveen Andrews - ABC

Advertisement

More Naveen Andrews

'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland', Critics Say, Is Not So Wonderful

Once Upon A Time In Wonderland aired on ABC last night (Thursday 10th October). The sequel to the popular series is a mash-up of Alice's...

Diana Movie Review

While this odd biopic is a real mess, it's not quite the cinematic disaster snootier critics claim it is. Essentially fan fiction, the script spins...

Dr Hasnat Khan Calls Diana Movie Terrible, Admits He Hasn't Seen It.

The former lover of Diana Princess of Wales, Dr Hasnat Khan, has slammed the new Hollywood movie about the late royal, calling reports that he...

A Week In Movies: Ford Joins The Expendables, Thor Strikes Back, And Get Ready For The Biopics

The big news this week was that Harrison Ford will join the Expendables for their third film adventure. Sylvester Stallone tweeted the announcement, then went...

Advertisement

Diana Trailer

Princess Diana was most definitely one of the most famous and inspirational women in the world, known to all as the People's Princess. Never seduced...

'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland': Prepare For A 'Kickass' Alice In 'Psychedelic Romance'

This October, ABC will premiere a brand new television fantasy series, expanding on Lewis Carroll's original fiction as well as the countless movie and television...

'Once Upon A Time' To Mash Up 'Alice In Wonderland' And 'Aladdin' In New Series

Once Upon a Time will take on Alice in Wonderland, producers announced yesterday (Sunday 4th August) at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly...

Diana Trailer

Princess Diana was known across the world as the 'People's Princess'. Her beauty, dignity and grace, not to mention outstanding generosity led her to be...

Advertisement

Comments

Naveen Andrews Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Naveen Andrews

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All