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Meg Ryan Defends Son Jack Quaid Of ‘Nepo Baby’ Label: “That Nepo Stuff Is So Dismissive Of His Work Ethic”

Meg Ryan is not standing by silently and letting people label her actor son Jack Quaid a nepo baby, a term used for kids of famous parents. Quaid is the son of Ryan and actor Dennis Quaid.

In a new interview, Ryan defends her son of the label, calling it “dismissive.”

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“Jack is really talented. He’s more of a natural than I’ll ever be. That nepo stuff is so dismissive of his work ethic, his gifts, and how sensitive he is to the idea of his privilege,” she told Glamour magazine.

Quaid currently stars in Amazon’s Prime Video series The Boys in the role of Hugh “Hughie” Campbell. Ryan recalled Quaid’s talent when he starred in a play he was cast in at school.

“I remember seeing him in a middle school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Ryan says. “He was playing Bottom. I was newly divorced from his dad, and he was seated at the other side of the gym. I had my head in my hands and was like, ‘Oh, no. He’s good. He’s really good.’ I leaned forward, and I see Dennis, and he’s also leaning forward with his head in his hands. I just knew.”

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Earlier this year Quaid starred in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer in the role of Richard Feynman. He previously starred in Scream V opposite Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega. Other film credits include The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Marvel. In television, Quaid starred in HBO’s Vinyl and has lent his voice in animated shows like Harvey Girls Forever! and Star Trek: Lower Decks.

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