DUBAI: Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef revealed that US-actress Lindsey Lohan was supposed to star in his Hulu comedy series “Ramy,” but he “stopped hearing from her.”
“We were interested in this idea of people that you don’t really think are Muslim,” Youssef said speaking to Entertainment Weekly magazine. “We actually cast Lindsay Lohan, because Lindsay had this whole thing about converting to Islam.”
I talked to her and she was down, and then, you know, like Lindsay does, we just kind of stopped hearing from her,” he added.
I was trying to get a hold of her and she was on the call sheet, and I guess she couldn’t make it. I don’t know, I never heard from her,” the award-winning actor said. “You can’t try and put Lindsay in a box, that’s what I know. Lindsay is going to be Lindsay.”
The actor, hopeful about having the “Mean Girls” actress on his show, tweeted on Thursday: “Season three inshallah.”
In January, Youssef won a Golden Globes Award for “Best Actor in a Comedy Series” for his performance as “Ramy” in his 10-episode hit show.
Lohen, who has been living in Dubai since 2008, recently appeared on the chat show “Lights Out With David Spade” to promote her new single, “Back To Me.”
During her conversation with Spade, Lohan talked about her experience living in Dubai.
“It’s a city built on desert,” she said in her 17-minute video chat. “I came here in 2008 when they’d just finished building the Atlantis Hotel and there was none of this here. There was no DIFC, Downtown, Dubai Mall… anything that there is now.”
The star also spoke about the rules that Dubai has imposed on residents during the COVID-19 lockdown. “They are very strict here… You are not allowed outside. They take it very seriously,” she said.