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Aziz Ansari Won't Do A Fake Indian Accent to Get a Role

Aziz Ansari Won't Do A Fake Indian Accent to Get a Role

Aziz Ansari takes the latest cover of New York Magazine.

Here’s what the 34-year-old Master of None creator/star had to share with the mag:

On refusing to do fake Indian accents: “When I first started out, there were a few times where it was like, ‘We want you to come in for this thing.’ I’d be like, ‘Do I have to do an accent?’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah.’ I was like, ‘I don’t want to do it.’ I have nothing against people that do it, but I just kind of decided in my head that if I did that one time, I would get asked to do it every time, because even then I knew that people have a very limited imagination for what your talent is.”

On casting his dad and Muslim representation on TV: “If every time you see a Muslim person, it’s the f-cking guy from 24 or Homeland, yeah, it’s going to shape your opinion of all these people. If every time you saw a Muslim person on TV, and it’s my dad, you’ll be like, ‘These goofy people! They’re probably gonna ask me for a bite of my sandwich.’ I don’t think Islamophobic people have hate in their heart. I’m not saying it’s justified, but representation is part of the problem.”

On whether there’s going to be a season three: “I don’t know if we’re going to do a season three. I wouldn’t be surprised if I needed a looonng break before I could come back to it. I’ve got to become a different guy before I write a third season, is my personal thought. I’ve got to get married or have a kid or something. I don’t have anything else to say about being a young guy being single in New York eating food around town all the time.”

For more on Aziz, visit NYMag.com.

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