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Watch out Oscars, Bella Hadid is making her acting debut

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Bella Hadid can now add ‘actor’ to her resume with the model having landed a recurring guest star role on series Ramy. While at this stage it is still unclear what role Hadid will be filling, it will be her debut acting part on the silver screen.

What is the Ramy series about?

The Emmy-nominated comedy was created by Ramy Youssef, who also stars in the semi-autobiographical series. It tells the tale of an American Muslim living in New Jersey and the challenges he faces socially, morally and politically. Also included in the cast is Laith Nakli, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, Dave Merheje and Steve Way.

Hadid’s acting debut may seem an unexpected surprise to some but the model has previously spoken of her desires to enter the performance world. In a 2017, she explained her current plan was to focus on modelling, with an eventual pivot to dabble in acting. However, she has explained that she would like to give her full attention to one or the other,” rather than flitting between the two. In the same interview, she mentioned the type of characters she would like to portray, saying superheroes were at the top of her list.

Bella isn’t the only Hadid to step into acting, with elder sister Gigi also having worked on theatrical projects. Most recently, she provided a voice over for Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series, Never Have I Ever, taking to Instagram to say she had the “best time” working on the show. Alongside this, her feature in Calvin Harris’ music video for How Deep Is Your Love is etched in our minds forever.

Where can I watch Hadid's acting debut in Australia?

If you want to catch up on the series, Ramy is currently available to stream on Stan, yet the episodes when Hadid’s acting debut and guest starring role commences is still to be announced.

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