Well that was awkward. Rachel Bilson recently revealed that Rami Malek didn’t like the throwback photo she shared of him from his high school days.
Bilson, 39, posted the picture in early 2019 when Malek, 39, was spotted and later won his first Oscar for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
“Rami was a good friend of mine. We were on the same team,” Bilson shared about Malek during an appearance on Dax Shepard. Armchair Expert podcast. “We did it The crucible together the last year. We were the leads … He’s always been an extremely talented actor, really an amazing actor, even in high school. “
The oc. The actress described the photo of herself with Malek on a school trip as “the sillier image of the two,” but said the Mr robot The actor didn’t find the post particularly funny.
“I don’t usually see my direct messages on my Instagram and maybe a week goes by, and I actually look and have a message from Rami,” shared Bilson. “But it wasn’t like, ‘Hey! How are you?’ He went straight to, ‘I’d really appreciate it if you’d take it off. I’m a very private person.’
Bilson was embarrassed by her former classmate’s response, adding, “I was like oh shit, okay. I get really hot, I start to sweat, and I’m really nervous. God, what did I do? ‘”
She added that it was less that Malek was in the photo with her and more of the actor’s actual image.
“I guess he didn’t like the picture of himself, and I’m friends with his stylist and she said, ‘Well, it’s not a great picture of him.’ And I was like, ‘Okay, sorry!’ We were 16! years! “she said.
Bilson noted that his boss Producer friend Josh Schwartz told her, “You did it dirty,” and she said it felt like she posted a controversial image of Malek rather than a fun retro photo.
“I deleted him and even wrote him a really nice message like, ‘I’m so sorry! Go get the Oscar! You’re doing amazing. ‘ And I never knew anything, which is fine, “he said.” I was super bummed because he was so nice and we were good friends. I’m a huge fan of not taking yourself seriously, especially at that level of fame and talent. But look, he wants to be super respected. It’s her thing, so I respected her. I removed it. I was a bit bummed out by the way it was handled. ”