Supermodel Bella Hadid is breaking into acting with a role on the upcoming third season of the Hulu sitcom Ramy.
The 25-year-old little sister of Gigi Hadid will have a recurring part on the series, according to a report in Deadline.
Ramy was co-created by the comedian Ramy Youssef, who stars as a first generation Egyptian American in New Jersey.
While the title character is the millennial product of a secular western milieu, his Muslim family and roots are more traditional and conservative.
Ramy himself is conflicted about his own feelings on religion and spirituality, and the show charts his personal evolution.
Previous recurring guest stars on the show have included Mahershala Ali, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for Moonlight.
The main cast includes such names as Hiam Abbas, who plays Ramy’s mother and who can also be seen playing Brian Cox’ dramatically younger wife on Succession.
As far as her own faith is concerned, Bella shared in a Porter interview in 2017 that her Palestinian father Mohamed Hadid ‘was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.’
When she covered this year’s April issue of Vogue she revealed that she has developed a more ecumenical attitude.
‘I’m very spiritual, and I find that I connect with every religion. There’s that my-way-is-the-right-way thing in human nature, but for me it’s not about my god or your god. I kind of just call on whoever is willing to be there for me,’ she said.
Although Bella has previously acted in such projects as commercials, Ramy appears set to be the largest acting role she has taken.
Bella’s latest professional coup comes as she mourns the death of legendary French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
Patrick died at the age of 78 and according to Page Six ended his days on St. Barts, though the cause of death has not yet surfaced.
Bella paid tribute to him on Instagram by posting the Vogue China cover he shot of her alongside her fellow model Chu Wong.
‘I am grateful to have been lucky enough to be in front of your lens. Most gentle , most legendary , soft but full of life,’ she wrote.
‘You will be missed Patrick. Rest In Peace . and I got to shoot with one of my favorite people ever. @_chuwong . I will miss this day, and you dear Patrick…..’