Iranian Pirates of the Caribbean Star Says She Might Lose a Role Because of Trump’s Visa Ban

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Golshifteh Farahani. Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images

Golshifteh Farahani doesn’t carry her Iranian passport anymore, but Donald Trump’s travel ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries might still hamper the Paris-based actress’s next Hollywood role. The Paterson star — who’s set to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Talessaid Trump’s ban might make her lose out on a role as soon as this weekend. “I’m supposed to go to the U.S. this Saturday for a movie, but I might not be able to go,” Farahani told The Hollywood Reporter. “The embassy is so busy. I’ve been trying to get an ESTA, but I can’t even get onto the website. I think some crazy things are happening.” Farahani declined to say what role she might miss out on, but said producers are already looking for a backup just in case. The Iranian-born actress is in a unique position: After she appeared in Body of Lies with Leonardo DiCaprio, she was exiled from Iran for appearing in the movie and on the red carpet without a veil. “We can’t even go back there. We don’t even have the opportunity of living in our own country, but still we are being punished,” she said.

Iranian Movie Star Says She Might Lose Work Due to Visa Ban