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[on casting Ryan Reynolds, about whom she had a preconceived doubt] The second I saw him and we started talking about the film and the character, I knew he was the right one. He really has this face that is so innocent, so boyish, so nice, but there is something in the dark eyes and his smile, which is really freaky. So he was really the guy who could be crazy and - at the same time, the second ...
Although her parents sent her to Vienna to flee the Iranian regime in 1984, she later returned to Tehran for college.