Interesting interview, and I especially loved this part:
Tasneem Qureshi is a villain, you’ve come a long way from playing the good soldier in Airlift and Test Case. What was the transition like?
Characters aren’t negative or positive, they are just human beings who are going about life as they know best so I never look at a character as a negative or positive. Everybody has negatives and positives in them and the position people are put in, how they react is negative or positive. So I never looked at Tasneem as a negative character, to begin with. For me she was a woman who is tough as nails and has made a spot for herself in a male-dominated environment and that in itself is such an incredible feat considering the world she comes from. I admired her deeply as a character and I went about playing it with pride.
I’m totally stealing “Characters aren’t negative or positive.”