[quote]no way, Riz Ahmed has that always on the verge of tears look, and people still remember him linking lack of diversity in film and television with teenagers joining ISIS, people in the UK anyway.
Yes, I remember that. For an Oxford grad, he says some extremely stupid things.
Riz has recently moved to the US. He's desperate for US stardom. Right now, he's in California, living with his new wife's family! He wants to maintain his apartment in London and also live in the US. He's not exactly wealthy, his listed worth is not exactly true. Who knows how he hopes to live that jet-set life. His wife doesn't have a job.
He's barely known in his own country, the UK. The tea is, he's burned way too many bridges and no one wants him. He's auditioned for many roles, yet has been rejected, that's why he produced and wrote his last film Mogul Mowgli, about a rapper who gets a serious illness. Seems autobiographical.
Riz married an American woman of Indian descent, she's Muslim. She grew up in California. She's supposedly an author her first book was published through DL fave Sarah Jessica Parker's imprint, Hogarth.
His wife is lazy and has no desire to work, she actually thinks Riz is much wealthier than he really is. The tea is, he basically married this woman for a green card. Seems she's way too stupid to have figured any of this out. They barely know each other, they married less than a year after hooking up.
Riz is a master manipulator. People in the industry have sure figured him out. He'll fade into obscurity soon enough. It's too bad, because he is a good actor, his indie films were good.
Riz's FOUR LIONS co-star, Kayvan Novak, has found US success with his series What We Do in the Shadows. Then again, Kayvan is likable, Riz isn't. He's so full of himself.