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‘Chad’: Nasim Pedrad Discusses Creating a Middle Eastern Character That Wasn’t Fighting ’24’s Jack Bauer – TCA

‘Chad’: Nasim Pedrad Discusses Creating a Middle Eastern Character That Wasn’t Fighting ’24’s Jack Bauer – TCA

Nasim Pedrad wanted to create a comedy with a Middle Eastern character that wasn’t “acting against Jack Bauer” in TBS’ Chad.

Saturday Night Live alumna Pedrad, who is starring as a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy in the single-camera comedy, opened up the Chad panel at the Winter TCA press tour with a passionate response to a question about Iran.

Pedrad, who was born in Iran, said she didn’t think the comedic elements of the show would land any differently in light of the recent conflict between Iran and the U.S. “My heart is with the Iranian people,” she added. “I think the people of Iran are not dissimilar to us. They want freedom and peace. I’m so in awe of their resilience and strength as they continue to stand up against this regime and fight for basic human rights. I fully support them.”

She added that growing up in the U.

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