Homeland actor Navid Negahban says playing a high-ranking Al Qaeda member makes getting on a plane tough

Playing the high-ranking Al Qaeda member Abu Zazir on the Showtime thriller “Homeland” has its downside, especially when it comes to walking through TSA-patrolled airports.“Playing the most wanted terrorist and walking through the airport sometimes is not very fun,” Iranian actor Navid Negahban told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.

“And sometimes people want to start a discussion with me, and I sense they are not talking to me, but my character. Those are awkward situations. No one walks up to me and says ‘Oh, I think we went to high school together.’ It is more like, ‘I think I saw your picture on the wall.’”

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