Interview: May Calamawy & Hiam Abbass Talk ‘Ramy’ Season 3
Earlier this month we had the opportunity to speak with some of the cast members of Ramy season 3. The new season will premiere on Hulu on Friday, September 30 with all 10 episodes.
During this interview, I spoke with May Calamawy (“Dena Hassan”) and Hiam Abbass (“Maysa Hassan”). The pair shared how it felt to return back to the series after two years and the feeling they had of being united with their cast members again. Calamawy then spoke about Dena’s character arc and what we can expect from her character this season.
Abbass is no stranger to directing, but this season was the first time she was able to step from in front of the camera to behind it, directing episode seven. Abbass shared her initial fears taking on the job, but how happy she was with the whole experience.
Calamawy spoke about Dena’s character arc and what we can expect from her character this season and briefly shared her reaction to her and her co-star, Laith Nakli, being part of the MCU with Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel.
Check out the interview with May Calamawy & Hiam Abbass below:
The official synopsis for Ramy
Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Ramy Youssef returns to Hulu for his critically-acclaimed performance in the Hulu Original comedy series Ramy.
The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) and his family as they navigate spirituality in their politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy continues to bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists.
In the third season, his family is forced to confront having lived a life dedicated to worldly concerns — and in some cases, lies — while Ramy all but abandons his spiritual journey, instead dedicating himself to him and his uncle’s diamond business.