‘To hell with being sweet and affable’

After years of waiting impatiently in the wings, Leila Farzad has finally landed her first starring role – a ‘callous and cold’ police officer. Here, she talks about her Iranian pride, the liberating effects of PMT and what she owes I Hate Suzie

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In the television show I Hate Suzie, Leila Farzad’s character, Naomi, argues the lifechanging benefits of PMT. It’s the moment of Permanent Mega Truth, she says – a brief window every month when a woman’s real feelings are revealed. The stoic veil...

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