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VIDEO: What! Rat defecated on Nazanin Boniadi’s head?

Nazanin Boniadi has already starred in several successful TV series including Homeland and How I Met Your Mother and she has some very interesting stories to tell.

SheKnows was fortunate enough to catch up with the beautiful and talented Nazanin Boniadi at the 2014 SAG awards on Saturday night.

Boniadi stars as the talented young analyst Fara Sherazi on the hit political thriller TV series Homeland, which was once again nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. But she’s no stranger when it comes to appearing on hit TV series: the Iranian-British beauty also starred as Nora in a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother.

The How I Met Your Mother episodes can get pretty crazy, and we wanted to know what Boniadi’s craziest moments on the show were.

The 31-year-old star confessed, “The rat… did you see the rat on my head? It actually defecated on my head.

“So I remember everybody, like makeup and hair, they didn’t want to tell me until we were finished shooting. Then they were like, ‘Naz, you want to stay still, ’cause we need to do some emergency disinfecting.'”

Moving on in her career, Boniadi has found herself working on the critically acclaimed series Homeland in the midst of acting greats like Clare Danes and Damian Lewis, and it’s a wonderful career achievement.

So what was it like joining the Homeland cast? The actress said, “You know, I got to work with Mandy [Patinkin] the first day, straight off the bat, and he’s incredible. And, at the same time, he’s just a sweet soul.

“So he made me feel right at home, and I just feel really blessed.”

Fans of Homeland are always desperate to find out series secrets, and we wanted to discover if Boniadi would shed some light on what we could expect to see in the series’ future.

“I don’t know… they’re all kind of in the writer’s room right now, kind of figuring it out,” she said.

But the General Hospital star does have some hopes for the direction that her character will take in the future. She said, “I hope that you get to kind of delve more into Fara’s life and kind of her intentions and what she wants to do and her personal struggles with, you know, being a Muslim American and Iranian… her loyalties — where her loyalties truly lie.”

So what’s happening in Boniadi’s life in the future? Well, she has another secret project in the works. She said, “I am actually working on another show right now on my hiatus from Homeland, and I will tell you — I can’t tell you which one — but I will tell you that in a few weeks, I think three or four weeks, my first episode will air. And it’s been such an incredible ride.”

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