Glenn Close enjoyed the challenge of speaking Farsi for his last role.
The 75-year-old actress has won eight Academy Award nominations during her illustrious career, but her role in the spy drama series “Tehran” took her completely out of her comfort zone.
Glenn, who learned to speak modern Persian for the show, shared: “It was a real brain exercise, it was a brain drain.
“No matter how much you perfect yourself in some of the sounds and how to make them and the construction of the sentences, it all comes down to – until you get to the point where you can think of a language – it’s basically just memorizing. another, then learning what the intonation should be and then doing it with a tempo that is believable.
“And that was very difficult and one of the thrills of doing it … it was a lot of fun and a really good workout.”
The series focuses on espionage between Israel and Iran.
But Glenn believes it can help the public develop a better understanding of global politics.
The American actress – starring Niv Sultan and Shaun Toub – said on the podcast ‘Backstage’: .
“I personally feel that we lack eloquence and think, ‘Oh, that’s how people talk,’ but no, throughout history great leaders are people who have eloquence, and that means they knew in what order to put the words it really would be to communicate directly to the heart of both sides of whatever it is, and that is what we need in the world today.
“And I think it’s through writing and creating characters that people can relate to, that in reality maybe even unconsciously, they have a perception of things that they didn’t have before.”