Bella Hadid is making her way from the runway to the big screen, but not in the type of role one might expect. Talk to QG for the magazine’s September issue, the 25-year-old model said, “People probably thought my first acting job would be something super sultry and sexy.” Alas, Hadid is set to grace TV sets as Ramy Youssef’s “unbalanced” and “weird” girlfriend in the upcoming season of Rummy.
“It’s probably one of the weirdest scripts we’ve ever written,” actor Youssef said of Hadid’s role. “And that says a lot.” The venture started in January, when Youssef emailed Hadid and asked if she’d be interested in a guest spot. The actor said he thinks of Hadid because of his “deep connection” to his Muslim heritage.
“I was like, this is perfect,” Hadid said. “We hadn’t even met before, but I had a feeling it was going to be kismet.” She adds that when Youssef asked her to come and pray with him during Ramadan, it was “one of the most beautiful moments” of her life.
While Hadid has drawn criticism for her controversial views and statements on Palestine, she maintains that she will continue to use her platform to defend the people of the state. “I realized I wasn’t on this earth to be a model,” she told the outlet. “I’m so blessed and blessed to be in a position where I can express myself the way I do. And really, the downfall is what? That I lose my job?
To read the feature film, in which Bella Hadid did her hair, see here.
Ps… Season 3 of Rummy set to premiere on Hulu in November!
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