Saturday, December 5, 2009

Around Town - Friday Afternoon With Shohreh Aghdashloo

What a week it has been with the stress levels on high and personality conflicts careening out of control. To add to a difficult week, my able assistant Liz ended up in the emergency hospital at Cedars Sinai yesterday afternoon with some sort of random muscular pain. It makes me wonder if her pain was the physical manifestation of all the under the surface anger floating through the office.

Luckily, I got to dash out of the fray yesterday afternoon and have a little fun.

The Women's International Film and Television Showcase, a foundation that supports women filmmakers, had it's annual International Visionary awards event and one of my most favorite actresses, Shohreh Aghdashloo, was getting the Humanitarian Award and she needed a little jewelry for her red carpet look.

Usually, when we loan for red carpet events we don't meet the talent, we just hand over a bundle of bling to the stylist.

But yesterday there wasn't a stylist involved....because Shohreh is gorgeous enough that she doesn't need any help getting outfitted, and so we worked directly with her very chic and smart manager, Tamara Houston.

At any rate I got to meet Shohreh who is an absolutely lovely person. Beautiful, sweet, funny, classy... she's the whole package.

And can we talk about her talent.

I assume that we've all seen her performance in The House of Sand and Fog.

More recently she won an Emmy for her performance as Sajida the wife of Saddam Hussein in HBO's House of Saddam

Now she is starring the The Stoning of Soraya M

and hands down she should be nominated for an Academy Award for her work in this film.
(Academy members are you listening?)

If you haven't seen either House of Saddam or The Stoning of Soraya M
rent them. She is amazing in both.
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WendyB said...

She's gorgeous!

Belle de Ville said...

Wendy, she was so nice too.
Truly a class act.

rocco said...

She's perfect, I love it.
Have a super weekend

Jill said...

I adore her voice...and she's so elegantly beautiful. I'm sorry your office life is tense at the moment. You would think that being surrounded by beautiful jewelry would calm everyone.

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