Rami Malek doesn’t comment often on his girlfriend Lucy Boynton.
But in the new issue of GQ, the 38-year-old actor revealed he feels lucky to have found love with the 25-year-old actress when filming Bohemian Rhapsody.
‘Hollywood gets this rap of a lot of lascivious, nasty things that take place within the confines of pre-production to post-production and studios and agents and whatnot,’ the Mr Robot star said. ‘If you can find any type of happiness in it, latch on.’
Found love in Hollywood: Rami Malek doesn’t comment often on his girlfriend Lucy Boynton. But in the new issue of GQ, the 38-year-old actor revealed he feels lucky to have found love when filming Bohemian Rhapsody
Lovebirds: ‘If you can find any type of happiness in it, latch on,’ said the Mr Robot star of show business; seen in February with Lucy at the Academy Awards where he won
The acclaimed actor also said of Lucy: ‘She’s British, so all she takes is baths.’
While being interviewed by GQ, he bought her a deodorant and a necklace from Goop – and decided to present them to her with a twist.
The deodorant would be in a jewelry box while the necklace would be in a Goop shopping bag, so that each gift would surprise Lucy when she opened it.
‘Good. This will be funny. She’ll think I’m being goofy…She’ll be so “chuffed,”‘ he quipped.
Stardom: Rami, who rose to fame on the TV show Mr Robot and earned his Oscar playing Freddie Mercury, is covering GQ’s new fall fashion issue
The same day his GQ interview appeared online, Lucy featured in a profile for The Cut where she discussed his Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar win.
She remained serene even though he kissed her on camera and then gushed over her when he hit the stage: ‘Lucy Boynton, you’re the heart of this film. You have captured my heart.’
The Miss Potter actress had eaten CBD candies earlier that day, which accounts for her relaxation when he won, after which she said she ‘blacked out.’
She remembered: ‘Him winning for his performance was like winning for the tip of the iceberg of everything he had done. You kind of forget that there are hundreds of other people in the room.’
Family man: The 38-year-old shared in an interview that his parents Said and Nelly (pictured with his mother during this year’s Oscars) ‘came to this country from Egypt so we could have a very successful life’
Rami spent a good portion of his GQ interview not talking about Lucy but rather his parents, who seem to mean the world to him.
He said that his folks Said and Nelly ‘came to this country from Egypt so we could have a very successful life.’
Rami, who has two siblings, explained that his mother and father ‘put every dollar they had into our education, and to see it being thrown into this game of risk and chance that, for many, seemed destined for failure….’
He added: ‘It was not the best ending to the really trying aspect of them moving their entire lives, that upheaval from Cairo to Los Angeles to start anew.’
Global celebrity: Rami is pictured in character as Freddie – he revealed in a new video for GQ that he created a ‘Freddie Mercury grill’ by dipping his false teeth for the film into gold
Said was however impressed by the sight of his son slipping copies of his resume and headshot into envelopes early one morning.
Rami was preparing to deliver his materials for consideration at film schools and agencies, and Said remarked to Nelly: ‘That kid is tenacious.’
The actor confessed: ‘I heard it and it got me emotional. I couldn’t turn my back – we weren’t that family where I would ever show something like that.’
Rami, who rose to fame as Elliot on the program Mr Robot, said his father’s comment ‘gave me a bit more of that grit to keep going.’
Throwback: Rami recalled working on Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb with Robin Williams (second from left); pictured with co-stars (from left) Patrick Gallagher and Ben Stiller
While working a restaurant job and living with his parents during his 20s: ‘If I saw someone who looked in any way producer-like, because the restaurant was in the middle of Hollywood, I would stick a headshot and a resume in their to-go order.’
He explained: ‘I could tell if they were picking up a company order if the name said Hollywood This or Production This or Something Pictures. And then you’d see the person come in and you’d think: “Oh, that’s not just an assistant.”‘
Rami appeared in a GQ Actually Me video to accompany the profile where he answered questions posed to him on various social media sites.
In the clip, he shared an anecdote about working with ‘the late, great Robin Williams’ on the 2014 film Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.
‘We were doing Night At The Museum 3, and we were shooting in the British Museum of all places at night, and I see Robin just standing alone by himself,’ said Rami.
‘I’d got pretty close to him, walked up to him, and he was just staring off in the distance. And I said: “Are you okay?” He says back: “Man, how often are we gonna get a chance to stand right in front of the Rosetta Stone?” And that was just a magnificent moment that I shall never forget.’
He also revealed that he had his fake teeth for the film coated in gold in order to create a ‘Freddie Mercury grill’ for himself.
‘I thought: “What would be the most ostentatious Freddie thing I could do?” And because I had to wear those teeth every day, I grew so close to them and appreciated them so much that I thought I would honor the film and Freddie by giving myself a Freddie Mercury grill.’