May 17, 2022

Actress Rachel Bilson said that Rami Malek has reconnected with her weeks after an Instagram throwback photo issue. She mentioned in a podcast that Malek had previously asked her to take down a photo of the two of them as teenagers that she posted on Instagram.

“Rami and I have talked since that came out. He connected with me, and we’re all good. He was so sweet, and we’re totally fine now, and we talked about it, and we’re good. I understood where he was coming from, and he understood me. And I was just so happy we were able to squash it and, like, move on.” Bilson excitedly shared on one of the Lady Gang podcasts. 

On the Armchair Expert podcast, Bilson said that back in 2019 when Malek became a contender for an Oscar Award for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody” as Freddie Mercury, she posted a throwback photo from a senior trip to Broadway when both of them were high school classmates. She considered the picture to be funny, and she thinks it is also important to make fun of yourself. After seeing the Instagram post, Malek sent her a direct message asking her to take it down because he prefers to be a private person.

It was not a cordial message, but a straight-to-the-point kind of request saying that he will appreciate it if she will delete the photo from her Instagram because he is an extremely private person. Bilson added that she started to panic, and she got worried that she did something wrong or that she made a huge mistake. After that March podcast, the press got hold of the story, and it began to blow up in the news. Bilson became worried after reports about her off-the-cuff remark on the podcast were misinterpreted and made to imply that Malek had been rude to her when he ordered her to remove the photo. In the end, she said it was a good thing because they were able to reconnect, and everything is great between them since then.