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Interview: Shohreh Aghdashloo Talks Season 5 Of ‘The Expanse’, Her Season 4 Concession Speech & More

Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series The Expanse starring Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Cara Gee, and Shohreh Aghdashloo has returned for its fifth season – and it’s so damn good!

Leading up to the premiere, I had the chance to sit down with some of the cast and crew of the series. I sat down with Shohreh Aghdashloo who plays Chrisjen Avasarala to talk about her character’s arc in season 5. We discussed her season 4 finale concession speech and how timely that is to what’s going on in America. She also talked about what this roles mean means to her and her excitement for season 6.

Check out the interview below:

About Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo starred in the BBC/HBO miniseries House of Saddam, in which she portrays Saddam Hussein’s wife, Sajida, and for which she won the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Shohreh’s film credits include House of Sand and Fog (for which she received an Academy Award nomination)The Exorcism of Emily RoseX-Men: The Last StandThe Nativity Story, The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Star Trek Beyond.

You can follow Shohreh Aghdashloo on Twitter: @SAghdashloo

About Chrisjen Avasarala

Shohreh Aghdashloo

A master politician and maneuverer, Chrisjen Avasarala achieved one of the highest ranks in UN government without ever standing for election. She manipulates those in the highest seats of power through careful cultivation of relationships with the spouses, friends, and staff nearest to them. She belongs to a longstanding political dynasty on Earth, dating back to the early days of planetary exploration and colonization. Martian separatists assassinated her father during a period of social unrest. Her son, a Marine, died in the line of duty while defending Earth from Belter revolutionaries. Avasarala will do anything it takes, and pay any price, to defend Earth, which she sees as the cradle of humanity.

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