One of the stars of the new Amazon series “Jack Ryan” is taking heat from her own father over a steamy sex scene in the show.
Dina Shihabi, who plays a supporting role in the popular drama, was publicly shamed by her dad, Ali Shihabi, who wrote about his disapproval in a tweet that has since been deleted, according to The Daily Mail.
“As a father, I am deeply disappointed with a scene with my daughter [Dina Shihabi] in [‘Jack Ryan’], which just premiered,” he wrote. “This is not how she was brought up and does not reflect our values. Clearly, the pressures of Hollywood got the better of her as a new actor.”
This tweet is such a crappy thing to do to YOUR DAUGHTER!!!! pic.twitter.com/g8kZLjwYez
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) September 12, 2018
The 28-year-old celebrity was born in Saudi Arabia and was raised in the United Arab Emirates, but moved to the United States in 2007. She later attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Dina Shihabi is the first and only Saudi woman to be accepted to both Juilliard and the graduate acting program at NYU.
In the show, which debuted Aug. 31 and is based off the best-selling series by novelist Tom Clancy, Dina Shihabi plays Hanin, the wife of an Islamic radical portrayed by actor Ali Suliman. In the sex scene, the young star’s backside is briefly visible, but there is no other nudity.
Ali Shihabi apparently changed his mind about his daughter’s performance after he watched the Amazon show. A handful of days earlier, he tweeted a review from The Daily Beast, praising his young daughter’s role in the new series, which is headlined by famed actor John Krasinski.
"Dina Shihabi is a force in the role, and her struggle for survival and safety finally brings the emotional gravitas that, for all the bloodshed we see up until that point, had been missing" https://t.co/MfyYX3IJVW via @thedailybeast
— Ali Shihabi (@aliShihabi) August 26, 2018
As for Dina Shihabi, she told Entertainment Weekly she was immediately interested in the role on “Jack Ryan” after reading the script, which she said portrayed her character — a Muslim wife — much differently than most shows with similar plot lines.
“Ninety-nine percent of the time, the women are victims and the men are just terrorists, and it’s very black and white,” she explained. “The way her story begins — she’s with her kids, she’s playing soccer, there’s a lightness to her.”
Dina Shihabi described her character’s personality is “strong and complex.”
“She’s a well-rounded human being and that’s very rare when I’m auditioning for Arab characters,” she noted. “That was so exciting to me.”